Affordable Housing In Baldwin County
69 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baldwin County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Baldwin County, Alabama
There are 69 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,464 affordable apartments for rent in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Baldwin County, Alabama
Baldwin County features 1,098 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 Baldwin County, Alabama
There are 2,366 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baldwin County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Baldwin County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baldwin County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Baldwin County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baldwin County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.
2022 Baldwin County, 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|
|Baldwin County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$772||$777||$1,017||$1,348||$1,715|
|Baldwin County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$695 to $849||$699 to $855||$915 to $1,119||$1,213 to $1,483||$1,544 to $1,887|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Baldwin County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||69|
|Total Low Income Apartments||3,464|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,098|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.48%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.59|
|Average Household Size||2.60|
|Median Household Income||$50,254 ±$1,263|
|Median Rent||$879 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.54% ± 3.42pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Baldwin County is a county in Alabama with a population of 195,121. There are 74,104 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 28.48% of households in Baldwin County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Baldwin County
The median gross income for households in Baldwin County is $50,254 a year, or $4,188 a month. The median rent for the county is $879 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baldwin County, a household making less than $2,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Baldwin County.
Area Median Income In Baldwin County
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.
In Baldwin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,500
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 Baldwin County
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 Baldwin County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baldwin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baldwin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baldwin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Baldwin County
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|Bay Minette||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay Minette is the Bay Minette Housing Authority.|
|Foley||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foley is the Housing Authority of Foley.|
|Pell City||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pell City is the Pell City Housing Authority.|
|Ragland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ragland is the Ragland Housing Authority.|