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What is your family's total combined income?

Based on your answers, you qualify for the following housing program(s):

Market Rate Program

In some Mixed-Income properties, there are often apartments rented at unsubsidized rent seen in the market for typical apartments of that age. There are no upper income limits or program requirements for those units.

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Income Based

Income Based housing (sometimes known as Project Based Voucher or Public Housing) was established to provide quality and safe rental housing opportunities for eligible extremely low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. In Income Based housing, residents generally pay about 30% of their income for rent and utilities. Regularly, the housing provider determines how much your rent will be based on your income and certain deductions and exclusions you are eligible for. If you report a change in your income or deductions during the year, your rent will usually be adjusted so that you pay the same percentage of your income for rent. 

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Workforce Housing

Workforce housing encompasses apartments that are affordable to most working households, but are not subsidized through a government program. In Workforce Housing, rents may be set at a fixed amount, based on the number of bedrooms, which is lower than market rate rents. In this type of housing, your rent remains consistent, even if your income changes. 

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Mixed-Income Housing

Mixed-Income housing provides a wide array of housing types in desirable neighborhoods throughout Charlotte to families of all income levels. Some developments are considered “Mixed-Income” which means there are units provided for a variety of income levels, serving households at a variety of income levels and often integrating “Market Rate” apartments which are not subsidized at all. In most Mixed-Income communities, residents in the income based units will be required to participate in the Self-Sufficiency program.

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Housing Choice Voucher

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, formerly known as Section 8, allows low-income families to rent quality housing in the private market through federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the HCV Program, we pay a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, you are able to find your own housing, including townhouses and apartments. You have the choice to select any housing that meets the requirements of the program throughout the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. In general, waiting lists for Income Based housing are shorter than for vouchers. Many waiting lists are long and some are closed, including Charlotte’s.

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