Affordable Housing In Tarboro
Edgecombe County, North Carolina

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tarboro

Pender Square Apartments

500 Benson Dr
Tarboro, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR

Edgewood Place

1317 W Wilson St #2-D
Tarboro, NC
1-2 BR

Elmhurst Apartments

960 Simmons Street
Tarboro, NC

Hawthorne Court Apartments

1609 Barlow Road
Tarboro, NC
HCV Welcome

Tarboro Square Apartments

1615 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC

Tarboro Square

100 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC
HCV Welcome

George Es Place

428 Simpson Drive
Tarboro, NC

United Manor Courts

1200 Elm St
Tarboro, NC
HCV Welcome

HILMA Greens Apartments

810 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC
HCV Welcome

Hunters Park Apartments

301 Daniel St
Tarboro, NC

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 621 affordable apartments for rent in Tarboro. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 485 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tarboro, HUD housing programs support 100 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 136 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Tarboro

Housing Authority Programs
Redevelopment Commission of the Town of Tarboro Public Housing
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tarboro, North Carolina

Tarboro, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 621
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 485
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Total Population 11,292
Housing Units 4,577
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $33,349 ±$2,335
Median Rent $625 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.85% ± 8.97pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tarboro is a City in Edgecombe County, North Carolina with a population of 11,292. There are 4,577 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 48.09% of households in Tarboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tarboro

The median gross income for households in Tarboro is $33,349 a year, or $2,779 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tarboro, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Tarboro.1

Area Median Income In Tarboro

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 Tarboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Edgecombe County.

In Tarboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Tarboro

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 Tarboro HUD Rental Assistance in Tarboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% of Median $30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tarboro

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2005, 4 low income apartment communities containing 208 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tarboro by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tarboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
60% of Median $23,220 $26,520 $29,820 $33,120 $35,820 $38,460 $41,100 $43,740

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tarboro is $29,820 a year, or $2,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $746 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $484 $518 $621 $718 $801 $884
60% $581 $622 $746 $862 $962 $1,061
Fair Market Rents in Tarboro

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$552 $555 $721 $985 $1,106