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There are 0 low-income apartments in Spencer that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 11 low-income homes in Spencer where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-5 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Spencer, 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
Rowan County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the North Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Spencer.

Spencer, North Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Spencer, North Carolina

Spencer features 11 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 Spencer, North Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spencer.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spencer, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Spencer landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Spencer.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spencer, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $882 and $1,078.

2023 Spencer, 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
Spencer, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $800 $805 $980 $1,270 $1,388
Spencer, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $720 to $880 $725 to $886 $882 to $1,078 $1,143 to $1,397 $1,249 to $1,527

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spencer, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 11
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $40,850 ±$7,661
Median Rent $644 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.99% ± 22pp
Total Population 3,276

Population and Household Demographics

Spencer is a city in Rowan County, North Carolina with a population of 3,276. There are 1,364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 40.98% of households in Spencer are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spencer

The median gross income for households in Spencer is $40,850 a year, or $3,404 a month. The median rent for the city is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spencer, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Spencer.

Area Median Income In Spencer

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 Spencer, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rowan County.

In Spencer, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,700

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 Spencer

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 Spencer

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Spencer AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $48,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Spencer AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Spencer AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $59,000 $63,750 $68,450 $73,200 $77,900