Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wilmington, NC

Discover affordable housing in Wilmington where there are 56+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Wellington Place

1000 WELLINGTON AVE, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 2
payment $775/mo.

Woodridge Pointe Apartments

1536 Sandlapper Wy, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

bed 1-4

Glover Plaza

1402 Little John Cir, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 1-2

Hadden Hall II

3625 Caswell St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

bed 1

Hadden Hall

3610 Caswell St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

bed 1

Tidewater Townhomes

355 Greendale Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

bed 1-4
payment $614-899/mo.

Cape Fear Hotel Apartments

121 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed Studio-1

Cypress Cove Apartments

331 S. Turners Run, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

bed 1-3

Canebreak Apartments

4917 Amy Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Lockwood Village Apartments

4900 S College Rd, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

bed 1-2

University Place Apartments

932 Macmillan Avenue North, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Ahepa 408 Apartments

109 N Kerr Ave, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

The Pointe at Taylor Estates

520 Taylor St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 2-3

Robert R. Taylor Senior Homes

1308 N 5th Ave, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 1-2

New Brooklyn Homes at Taylor Estates

1205 N 4th St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 2-4

Robert S. Jervay-Loop

1088 Thomas C. Jervay Loop, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 1-3

Robert S. Jervay-Covil

3430 Broad St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

bed 2-3

Robert S. Jervay- Dawson

903 Dawson St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 2-3

Robert S Jervay-Adams

2225 Adams St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

bed 1-2

Eastbrook Apartments

4105 Princess Place Dr, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

bed 2
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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Wilmington, North Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wilmington, North Carolina
$21.44 (+296%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $21.44 (+296%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Wilmington, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Wilmington, North Carolina.

Go to the North Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wilmington.

How many renters live in Wilmington, North Carolina?

The City of Wilmington has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 51.1 percent of the population living in Wilmington.

What is the rental market like in Wilmington, North Carolina?

There are an estimated housing units in the Wilmington area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wilmington, North Carolina, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wilmington?

The rental vacancy rate in Wilmington is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Wilmington for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wilmington
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,509 6,400 13,182 6,870 631
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wilmington

A large number of apartments in Wilmington have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Wilmington

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,027 to $2,561. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,027
One BR $1,349
Two BR $1,515
Three BR $2,002
Four BR $2,561
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wilmington, North Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Wilmington?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 954 63 percent
One BR 4,455 70 percent
Two BR 9,452 72 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wilmington, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Wilmington?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Wilmington, North Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wilmington, North Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington features 1,439 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 Wilmington, North Carolina

There are 2,143 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilmington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilmington, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wilmington landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wilmington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilmington, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,364 and $1,667.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.