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Affordable Housing In Wilkes County
North Carolina

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilkes County

Woodlawn Apartments

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

Wilkes Towers

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

Windemere Apartments I

1323 Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Glenn Hill Apartments

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

Finley Village Apartments

309 Finley Ave
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Mountain View Apartments

113 Gentry Street
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Arc Hds Wilkes County Group Home

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

Windemere Apartments II

1325 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Subsidized

Cac of Wilkes Co.

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

Yadkin Home Place

1710 Parkwood Dr
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilkes County, North Carolina

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 729 affordable apartments for rent in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina

Wilkes County features 540 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 Wilkes County, North Carolina

There are 189 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilkes County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilkes County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wilkes County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Wilkes County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilkes County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $624 and $762.

2021 Wilkes 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
Wilkes County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $539 $543 $693 $992 $1,120
Wilkes County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $489 to $597 $624 to $762 $893 to $1,091 $1,008 to $1,232

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilkes County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 729
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 540
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.

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 $56,400

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wilkes County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilkes 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes County

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