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Affordable Housing In West Jefferson
Ashe County, North Carolina

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Jefferson

Westview Terrace Apartments

305 E 4th Street Apt 6-A
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cac of Ashe Co.

113 Burkett Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spruce Hills Apartments

400 Locust St
West Jefferson, North Carolina

Ashe Senior Village

180 Chattyrob Ln
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in West Jefferson, North Carolina

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 61 affordable apartments for rent in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in West Jefferson, North Carolina

West Jefferson features 61 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 West Jefferson, North Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Jefferson, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Jefferson, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $604 and $738.

2020 West Jefferson, 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 $506 $509 $671 $968 $1,178
Payment Standard Range $455 to $557 $458 to $560 $604 to $738 $871 to $1,065 $1,060 to $1,296

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Jefferson, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 61
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 61
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.26%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 1.99
Median Household Income $21,563 ±$8,536
Median Rent $516 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.03% ± 11.95pp
Total Population 1,232

Population and Household Demographics

West Jefferson is a city in Ashe County, North Carolina with a population of 1,232. There are 606 households in the city with an average household size of 1.99 persons. 57.26% of households in West Jefferson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Jefferson

The median gross income for households in West Jefferson is $21,563 a year, or $1,797 a month. The median rent for the city is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Jefferson, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.03% of households who rent are overburdened in West Jefferson.

Area Median Income In West Jefferson

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 West Jefferson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashe County.

In West Jefferson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,900

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 West Jefferson

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 West Jefferson

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