Arab, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 223 income based apartments in Arab where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 192 affordable apartments in Arab that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Arab, Alabama

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Arab.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Arab.

Amberwood Apartments

570 S Main St
Arab, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Montreat Village Apartments

4th Pl
Arab, Alabama

Quail Ridge Partner

104 8th St NW
Arab, Alabama

Mallard Pointe Apartments

110 8th St NW
Arab, Alabama

Annie Lee Gardens

1621 Sundown Dr NW
Arab, Alabama

Greentree Apartments

830 Cullman Rd
Arab, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Stone Creek

102 2nd Ave SE
Arab, Alabama

Brandywine II Apartments

311 3rd St SE
Arab, Alabama
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Arab

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City Apartments
Cullman, AL Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Cullman.
Hanceville, AL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Hanceville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Arab, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Arab Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Arab.

Arab, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Arab, Alabama

Arab features 223 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 Arab, Alabama

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arab.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arab, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arab, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2023 Arab, 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
Arab, Alabama Fair Market Rent $627 $655 $815 $1,097 $1,125
Arab, Alabama Payment Standard Range $564 to $690 $590 to $721 $734 to $897 $987 to $1,207 $1,013 to $1,238

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arab, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 415
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 223
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $40,292 ±$2,439
Median Rent $539 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.7% ± 5.35pp
Total Population 8,282

Population and Household Demographics

Arab is a city in Cullman County, Alabama with a population of 8,282. There are 3,296 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 33.83% of households in Arab are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arab

The median gross income for households in Arab is $40,292 a year, or $3,358 a month. The median rent for the city is $539 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arab, a household making less than $1,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Arab.

Area Median Income In Arab

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 Arab, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cullman County.

In Arab, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Arab

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 Arab

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arab AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $39,750 $42,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Arab AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Arab AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750