Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Winston Salem, NC

Discover affordable housing in Winston Salem where there are 76+ 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.

Piedmont Park

1114 E 29th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

payment Subsidized

Cleveland Avenue Homes

1436 N Cleveland Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

payment Subsidized

Thirty - Six East Apartments

1805 Locust Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

The Oaks at Tenth

1205 E 10th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Cac of Forsyth Co.

186 Driftwood Ln, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27104

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Cac of Forsyth County 3

218 Ridge Forest Ct, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27104

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Burke Village ( Fka Landmark Village )

1110 E 19th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Chestnut Plains Apartments

1393 Chestnut Plains Ct, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

E Davidson Apartments II

252 E Davidson Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Maryland Ave Apartments

1984 Maryland Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Vespers II

1330 E Clemmonsville Rd, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Arbor Oaks - - Gateway Commons 3

Willow Oaks Dr Thorntons Way, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Northeast Winston

Northeast Winston Redevelopment Area, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Drayton Pines Apartments

N Cherry At 14th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Vives Cottages

Corner of Green And Watkins Sts, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

E Davidson Apartments III

256 E Davidson Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Winston Salem, 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.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Winston Salem, North Carolina
$21.02/hour
$13.77 (+190%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $13.77 (+190%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

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

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

How many renters live in Winston Salem, North Carolina?

The City of Winston Salem has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 39.82 percent of the population living in Winston Salem.

What is the rental market like in Winston Salem, North Carolina?

There are an estimated housing units in the Winston Salem area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Winston Salem, North Carolina, there are 1.12 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Winston Salem?

The rental vacancy rate in Winston Salem is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Winston Salem for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Winston Salem
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,376 9,487 19,382 13,808 1,738
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Winston Salem

A large number of apartments in Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $897 to $1,671. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $897
One BR $936
Two BR $1,110
Three BR $1,452
Four BR $1,671
2024 Fair Market Rents in Winston Salem, North Carolina

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

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 666 48 percent
One BR 5,565 59 percent
Two BR 11,404 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Winston Salem, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Winston Salem?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Winston Salem, 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 Winston Salem, North Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Winston Salem features 3,077 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 2,145 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 $999 and $1,221.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.