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Landmark Townhouses I & II

120A Landmark Drive
Smithfield, North Carolina

1118 Furlong Dr

1118 Furlong Dr
Smithfield, North Carolina
Public Housing

Triangle Elderly Housing

604 Caswell St
Smithfield, North Carolina
S. 202

Pine Knoll Apartments

100 Pineview Cir
Smithfield, North Carolina

Landmark Phase I

408 Powell St
Smithfield, North Carolina
S. 515 Rural
Showing Results 6-10

There are 153 low-income apartments in Smithfield that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 787 low-income homes in Smithfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $329 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 12th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Smithfield, North Carolina

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Smithfield Housing Authority Public Housing
Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the North Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Smithfield.

Smithfield, North Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Smithfield, North Carolina

Smithfield features 787 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Smithfield, North Carolina

There are 153 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smithfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smithfield, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Smithfield landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Smithfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smithfield, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,271 and $1,553.

2023 Smithfield, North Carolina Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Smithfield, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,213 $1,250 $1,412 $1,733 $2,293
Smithfield, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $1,092 to $1,334 $1,125 to $1,375 $1,271 to $1,553 $1,560 to $1,906 $2,064 to $2,522

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smithfield, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 940
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 787
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $30,995 ±$3,061
Median Rent $714 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.98% ± 9.92pp
Total Population 11,562

Population and Household Demographics

Smithfield is a city in Johnston County, North Carolina with a population of 11,562. There are 4,349 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 48.22% of households in Smithfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smithfield

The median gross income for households in Smithfield is $30,995 a year, or $2,583 a month. The median rent for the city is $714 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smithfield, a household making less than $2,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Smithfield.

Area Median Income In Smithfield

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Smithfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnston County.

In Smithfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $117,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Smithfield

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Smithfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smithfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smithfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smithfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,500 $72,550 $81,600 $90,650 $97,950 $105,200 $112,450 $119,700