Affordable Housing In Anniston
Calhoun County, Alabama

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Anniston

Indian Hills

1436 Nocoseka Trail
Anniston, Alabama
Market Rate

Hobson City Apartments

1100 Martin Luther King Dr
Anniston, Alabama

Wesley Apartments

1401 Noble St
Anniston, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedars Green Apartments

6015 Weaver Rd
Anniston, Alabama

Casey Estates

74 Polkville Dr
Anniston, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westminster Apartments

107 E 20th St
Anniston, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Glenaddie Homes

1104 Boynton Ave
Anniston, Alabama

Wesley Park Alternate

1405 Crane Ave
Anniston, Alabama

Southern Ridge Estates

3000 Cresthill Ave
Anniston, Alabama

Cooper Homes

411 W 29th St
Anniston, Alabama

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Anniston, Alabama

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Anniston, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Anniston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Anniston, Alabama

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,351 affordable apartments for rent in Anniston, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Anniston, Alabama

Anniston features 1,099 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 Anniston, Alabama

There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anniston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Anniston, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Anniston landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Anniston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Anniston, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2023 Anniston, 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
Anniston, Alabama Fair Market Rent $605 $609 $802 $1,088 $1,178
Anniston, Alabama Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $548 to $670 $722 to $882 $979 to $1,197 $1,060 to $1,296

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Anniston, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,351
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,099
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $29,681 ±$2,504
Median Rent $600 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.23% ± 6.19pp
Total Population 22,626

Population and Household Demographics

Anniston is a city in Calhoun County, Alabama with a population of 22,626. There are 9,602 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 44.55% of households in Anniston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anniston

The median gross income for households in Anniston is $29,681 a year, or $2,473 a month. The median rent for the city is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anniston, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Anniston.

Area Median Income In Anniston

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 Anniston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calhoun County.

In Anniston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,800

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 Anniston

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 Anniston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Anniston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Anniston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Anniston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700