Affordable Housing In Abbeville
Henry County, Alabama

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Abbeville

Abbewood Apartments

402 1-2 Dothan Rd
Abbeville, AL
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1-2 BR

Deerrun Apartments

599-A Ozark Road
Abbeville, AL

Covington Place Apartments

1300 Us Highway 431 N
Abbeville, AL
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196 Ash Dr

196 Ash Dr
Abbeville, AL

Covington Place Apartments

1300 US Highway 431 S
Abbeville, AL
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 95 affordable apartments for rent in Abbeville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 40 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Abbeville, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 55 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Abbeville, Alabama

Abbeville, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Total Population 2,646
Housing Units 1,056
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $25,615 ±$3,729
Median Rent $493 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.19% ± 18.8pp

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.1

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 $56,000

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 Abbeville HUD Rental Assistance in Abbeville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $28,000 $30,250 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
80% of Median $31,400 $35,850 $40,350 $44,800 $48,400 $52,000 $55,600 $59,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Abbeville

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 10 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Abbeville by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Abbeville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $28,000 $30,250 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
60% of Median $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Abbeville is $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $490 $525 $630 $728 $813 $897
60% $588 $630 $756 $874 $975 $1,076
Fair Market Rents in Abbeville

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$493 $549 $628 $802 $1,103