Affordable Housing In Winston Salem
Forsyth County, North Carolina

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winston Salem

Arbor Oaks

1600 N Trade St
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized

St Peters Heritage Place

3727 Old Lexington Rd
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spring Hill Apartments

618 North Spring Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Whitford Place Apartments

400 Whitford Place Court
Winston Salem, North Carolina
$595-705
2-3 BR

Bethabara Pointe

1800 Bethabara Pointe Cir
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Rolling Hills Apartments

770 Ferrell Ct
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

The Enclave at Winston-Salem

1489 Colony Lodge Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina
$606-693
2-3 BR

Salem Crest Apartments

790 Salem Crest Circle
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

SKYLINE VILLAGE APARTMENTS

1528 BRUCE ST
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR

West Hill Apartments

201 N Sunset Drive
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Winston Salem, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Winston Salem, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winston Salem, North Carolina

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,209 affordable apartments for rent in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Winston Salem features 3,497 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 Winston Salem, North Carolina

There are 1,712 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winston Salem.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winston Salem, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winston Salem landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Winston Salem.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winston Salem, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.

2022 Winston Salem, 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
Winston Salem, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $623 $664 $808 $1,075 $1,249
Winston Salem, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $598 to $730 $727 to $889 $968 to $1,183 $1,124 to $1,374

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winston Salem, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 5,209
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,497
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $39,882 ±$1,034
Median Rent $724 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.91% ± 1.87pp
Total Population 236,642

Population and Household Demographics

Winston Salem is a city in Forsyth County, North Carolina with a population of 236,642. There are 93,267 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 45.62% of households in Winston Salem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winston Salem

The median gross income for households in Winston Salem is $39,882 a year, or $3,324 a month. The median rent for the city is $724 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winston Salem, a household making less than $2,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Winston Salem.

Area Median Income In Winston Salem

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 Winston Salem, the AMI is calculated from all households within Forsyth County.

In Winston Salem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Winston Salem

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 Winston Salem

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Winston Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Winston Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Winston Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750