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Affordable Housing In Wilson
Wilson County, North Carolina

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilson

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


1505 Tilghman Rd N
Wilson, North Carolina

Washington Street Rental Housing

911 Washington St E
Wilson, North Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Wilson

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilson, North Carolina

There are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,031 affordable apartments for rent in Wilson, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Wilson, North Carolina

Wilson features 1,235 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, North Carolina

There are 796 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilson, North Carolina

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

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

2021 Wilson, 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, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $661 $682 $778 $998 $1,055
Wilson, 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 research.

Wilson, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 2,031
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,235
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $38,497 ±$2,002
Median Rent $725 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.86% ± 4.47pp
Total Population 49,478

Population and Household Demographics

Wilson is a city in Wilson County, North Carolina with a population of 49,478. There are 19,619 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 49.81% of households in Wilson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilson

The median gross income for households in Wilson is $38,497 a year, or $3,208 a month. The median rent for the city is $725 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilson, a household making less than $2,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilson.

Area Median Income In Wilson

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 Wilson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilson County.

In Wilson, 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

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilson 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 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 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