Affordable Housing In Wilkes County
North Carolina

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilkes County

Woodlawn Apartments

111 Reynolds Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Wilkes Towers

830 Main St
North Wilkesboro, NC
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Windemere Apartments I

1323 Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC
Income Based
1-3 BR

Glenn Hill Apartments

1401 River St
Wilkesboro, NC
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Finley Village Apartments

309 Finley Ave
North Wilkesboro, NC
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Mountain View Apartments

113 Gentry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC
HCV Welcome

Arc Hds Wilkes County Group Home

1224 Swain St
North Wilkesboro, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Windemere Apartments II

1325 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC
Subsidized

Cac of Wilkes Co.

350 New River Center Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Windmere I Apartments

1325 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Wilkes County

Housing Authority Programs
North Wilkesboro Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilkes County, North Carolina

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 729 affordable apartments for rent in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Wilkes County features 492 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 237 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilkes County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilkes County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 729
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 492
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $33,232 ±$1,812
Median Rent $587 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.71% ± 4.81pp
Total Population 68,946

Population and Household Demographics

Wilkes County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 68,946. There are 27,422 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 25.66% of households in Wilkes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilkes County

The median gross income for households in Wilkes County is $33,232 a year, or $2,769 a month. The median rent for the county is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilkes County, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilkes County.1

Area Median Income In Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes County HUD Rental Assistance in Wilkes County

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 $30,170 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
80% of Median $31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wilkes County

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

From 1993 to 2005, 3 low income apartment communities containing 153 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wilkes County 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 Wilkes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
60% of Median $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,540 $36,240 $38,940 $41,640 $44,280

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 Wilkes County is $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 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% $490 $525 $630 $727 $811 $895
60% $588 $630 $756 $872 $974 $1,074
Fair Market Rents in Wilkes County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$506 $509 $671 $957 $1,093

Cities In Wilkes County

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City Listings Served By
North Wilkesboro 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Wilkesboro is the North Wilkesboro Housing Authority.
Wilkesboro 7
Cricket 0
Pleasant Hill 0
Ronda 0
Fairplains 0
Hays 0
Millers Creek 0
Moravian Falls 0
Mulberry 0