Affordable Housing In Washington County
North Carolina

Waiting List Openings In Washington County

Multi-County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. (EIC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Chowan, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington County will be accepted from February 9, 2022 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Olde Towne Apartments

702 US Highway 64 W Office #7
Plymouth, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Woodview Apartments

103 Sawmill Cir
Plymouth, North Carolina
Subsidized

Arc Hds Washington County Group Home 3

108 Hampton Dr
Plymouth, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pine Forest Apartments

127 Pembroke Circle
Plymouth, North Carolina

Arc Hds Washington County Group Home 2

118 Old Roper Rd
Plymouth, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wilkins Court

56 Bullock St
Roper, North Carolina

Plumblee Court

128 Southfield Dr
Plymouth, North Carolina

Somerset Court

101 Somerset Court
Creswell, North Carolina

Union Court

401 Walker Street
Roper, North Carolina
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Washington County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washington County, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Economic Improvement Council, Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, North Carolina

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 514 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, North Carolina

Washington County features 247 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 Washington County, North Carolina

There are 217 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2022 Washington 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
Washington County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $575 $579 $724 $980 $1,239
Washington County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $521 to $637 $652 to $796 $882 to $1,078 $1,115 to $1,363

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 514
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $34,538 ±$3,933
Median Rent $635 ±$93
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.99% ± 12.82pp
Total Population 12,668

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 12,668. There are 5,216 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 31.35% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $34,538 a year, or $2,878 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,500

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 Washington 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 Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Creswell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creswell is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Plymouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Plymouth Housing Authority and Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Roper The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roper is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.