Affordable Housing In Wake County
180 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wake County
Housing Authorities that serve Wake County
|Housing Authority of the County of Wake||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency|
|Raleigh Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Wake County, North Carolina
There are 180 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,206 affordable apartments for rent in Wake County, North Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina
Wake County features 2,827 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 Wake County, North Carolina
There are 7,379 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wake County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wake County, North Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wake County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wake County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wake County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,047 and $1,279.
2020 Wake County, 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$962||$1,022||$1,163||$1,482||$1,895|
|Payment Standard Range||$866 to $1,058||$920 to $1,124||$1,047 to $1,279||$1,334 to $1,630||$1,706 to $2,085|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Wake County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||180|
|Total Low Income Apartments||10,206|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,827|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.81%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.39|
|Average Household Size||2.61|
|Median Household Income||$67,309 ±$866|
|Median Rent||$948 ±$6|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.47% ± 1.39pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Wake County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 976,019. There are 364,669 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.81% of households in Wake County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Wake County
The median gross income for households in Wake County is $67,309 a year, or $5,609 a month. The median rent for the county is $948 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wake County, a household making less than $3,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Wake County.
Area Median Income In Wake County
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.
In Wake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,100
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 Wake County
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 Wake County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$19,800||$22,600||$25,450||$28,250||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$32,950||$37,650||$42,350||$47,050||$50,850||$54,600||$58,350||$62,150|
|80% of Median||$52,750||$60,250||$67,800||$75,300||$81,350||$87,350||$93,400||$99,400|
Cities In Wake County
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