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Affordable Housing In Wilson County
North Carolina

71 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilson County

Moore Street Homes

801 Moore St S
Wilson, North Carolina

Springbrook Apartments

2002 Crescent Dr W
Wilson, North Carolina

Northside Apartments

1812 London Church Rd NE
Wilson, North Carolina

B and B Properties

1605 Pecan Ct N
Wilson, North Carolina

1608 Pecan Court

1608 Pecan Ct N
Wilson, North Carolina

Colonial Apartments

300 Goldsboro St SW
Wilson, North Carolina

Barefoot Park Apartments Lot 9

Downing St
Wilson, North Carolina

Fair Place Apartments

2200 Fair Pl S
Wilson, North Carolina

Tilghman Road Apartments

1603 Tilghman Rd N
Wilson, North Carolina

Quadriplex

1505 Tilghman Rd N
Wilson, North Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Wilson County

Housing Authority Programs
Wilson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilson County, North Carolina

There are 71 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,200 affordable apartments for rent in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Wilson County, North Carolina

Wilson County features 1,324 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 Wilson County, North Carolina

There are 876 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilson County, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilson County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $700 and $856.

2021 Wilson 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
Wilson County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $661 $682 $778 $998 $1,055
Wilson County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $614 to $750 $700 to $856 $898 to $1,098 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilson County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 71
Total Low Income Apartments 2,200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,324
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $39,847 ±$1,255
Median Rent $715 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.84% ± 3.74pp
Total Population 81,581

Population and Household Demographics

Wilson County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 81,581. There are 32,003 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 39.97% of households in Wilson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilson County

The median gross income for households in Wilson County is $39,847 a year, or $3,321 a month. The median rent for the county is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilson County, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilson County.

Area Median Income In Wilson 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 Wilson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Wilson 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 Wilson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,700 $42,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $42,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,850 $41,000 $46,100 $51,200 $55,300 $59,400 $63,500 $67,600

Cities In Wilson County

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City Served By
Black Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Creek is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Elm City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elm City is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Lucama The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucama is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Saratoga The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saratoga is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Sims The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sims is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Stantonsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stantonsburg is the Wilson Housing Authority.
Wilson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilson is the Wilson Housing Authority.