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Affordable Housing In Wayne County
North Carolina

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Walnut Street Apartments

508 E Walnut St
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Fairview Apartments

1725 Edgerton St
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Lincoln Apartments

1022A Lincoln Dr
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Woodcrest - Elmwood - Little Washington

717 Bain St
Goldsboro, North Carolina

West Haven Apartments

301 N Alabama Ave
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, North Carolina

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,553 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, North Carolina

Wayne County features 2,093 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 Wayne County, North Carolina

There are 460 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wayne County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wayne County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wayne County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $731 and $893.

2020 Wayne 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 $612 $617 $812 $1,012 $1,361
Payment Standard Range $551 to $673 $555 to $679 $731 to $893 $911 to $1,113 $1,225 to $1,497

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,553
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,093
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $40,390 ±$1,311
Median Rent $716 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.74% ± 3.35pp
Total Population 124,355

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 124,355. There are 47,530 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 40.08% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $40,390 a year, or $3,366 a month. The median rent for the county is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,100

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
50% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
80% of Median $32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400

Cities In Wayne County

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City Served By
Brogden
Elroy
Eure
Eureka
Fremont
Goldsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goldsboro is the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro.
Mar Mac
Mar-Mac
Pikeville
Seven Springs
Walnut Creek