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Affordable Housing Information and Statistics

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What is Affordable Housing?

  • Housing that is priced so that households with low incomes can afford to purchase and very low incomes can afford to rent it.
  • Low income households should not pay more than 30 percent of their income for the rent and utilities or mortgage or they will not have enough left over to pay for other necessities.

Affordable Housing Statistics

Income Needed to Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment, 2014

North Carolina: $29,897 Orange County: $33,720

Housing Wage, 2014 (Hourly Wage Needed to Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment)

North Carolina: $14.37  Orange County: $16.21

Funding for Affordable Housing - Primary Governmental Funding Sources

  • HOME Investment Partnership Program
  • Orange County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • Orange County Housing Trust Fund
  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

Total Amount of Public Dollars Spent FY 2012-2013:  $890,617
Total Number of New Units Assisted in FY 2012-2013: 17 
Total Number of Existing Units Assisted in FY2012-2013: 77
(includes Housing Rehabilitation, Urgent Repair, Second Mortgage Assistance and rental assistance)