Affordable Housing In Athens
Limestone County, Alabama

Affordable Housing programs support 697 income based apartments in Athens where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 442 affordable apartments in Athens that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Athens, Alabama

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Athens. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Athens.

Athens Park Apartments

1701 W Elm St
Athens, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Athens Manor

220 Hine St S
Athens, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Camelot Apartments

600 Camelot Dr.
Athens, Alabama

Oakview Apartments

1111 Juniper Private Circle
Athens, Alabama

Windscape Apartments

2220 Windscape Dr
Athens, Alabama

Water Oak Apartments

1418 E Elm St
Athens, Alabama
Rent Assisted


17984 Arrowhead Cir
Athens, Alabama

Athens Square

1601 W Elm St
Athens, Alabama
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Athens

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Athens, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Athens Al Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Athens.

Athens, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Athens, Alabama

Athens features 697 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 Athens, Alabama

There are 442 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Athens.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Athens, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Athens, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $926 and $1,132.

2023 Athens, 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
Athens, Alabama Fair Market Rent $737 $872 $1,029 $1,354 $1,612
Athens, Alabama Payment Standard Range $663 to $811 $785 to $959 $926 to $1,132 $1,219 to $1,489 $1,451 to $1,773

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Athens, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,209
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 697
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $47,542 ±$4,063
Median Rent $610 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.82% ± 6.85pp
Total Population 23,938

Population and Household Demographics

Athens is a city in Limestone County, Alabama with a population of 23,938. There are 9,326 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 34.51% of households in Athens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Athens

The median gross income for households in Athens is $47,542 a year, or $3,962 a month. The median rent for the city is $610 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Athens, a household making less than $2,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Athens.

Area Median Income In Athens

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 Athens, the AMI is calculated from all households within Limestone County.

In Athens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Athens

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 Athens

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Athens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Athens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,450 $37,100 $41,750 $46,350 $50,100 $53,800 $57,500 $61,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Athens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,350 $66,750 $74,150 $80,100 $86,050 $91,950 $97,900