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Affordable Housing In Abbeville
Henry County, Alabama

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Abbeville

Abbewood Apartments

402 1-2 Dothan Rd
Abbeville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Deerrun Apartments

599-A Ozark Road
Abbeville, Alabama

Covington Place Apartments

1300 Us Highway 431 N
Abbeville, Alabama

196 Ash Dr

196 Ash Dr
Abbeville, Alabama

Covington Place Apartments

1300 US Highway 431 S
Abbeville, Alabama
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Housing Authorities that serve Abbeville

Housing Authority Programs
Abbeville Housing Authority Public Housing
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Abbeville, Alabama

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Abbeville, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Abbeville, Alabama

Abbeville features 40 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 Abbeville, Alabama

There are 55 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Abbeville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Abbeville, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Abbeville landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Abbeville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Abbeville, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $571 and $697.

2021 Abbeville, Alabama 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
Abbeville, Alabama Fair Market Rent $492 $532 $634 $858 $1,098
Abbeville, Alabama Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $479 to $585 $571 to $697 $772 to $944 $988 to $1,208

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Abbeville, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $25,615 ±$3,729
Median Rent $493 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.19% ± 18.8pp
Total Population 2,646

Population and Household Demographics

Abbeville is a city in Henry County, Alabama with a population of 2,646. There are 1,056 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 29.36% of households in Abbeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Abbeville

The median gross income for households in Abbeville is $25,615 a year, or $2,135 a month. The median rent for the city is $493 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Abbeville, a household making less than $1,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Abbeville.

Area Median Income In Abbeville

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 Abbeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Henry County.

In Abbeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Abbeville

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 Abbeville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050