Affordable Housing In Bay Minette
Baldwin County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bay Minette

Club Continental

1310 Mcmeans Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama
1-2 BR

Bay Minette Rotary Village

2211 McMillan Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bartlett Place

2112 McMillan Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing

Village Oaks

300 W Railroad St
Bay Minette, Alabama

405 Anderson Blvd

405 Anderson Blvd
Bay Minette, Alabama

Cottage Park Apartments

47247 Rabun Rd
Bay Minette, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bay Minette, 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 Bay Minette, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Bay Minette Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bay Minette, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 346 affordable apartments for rent in Bay Minette, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Bay Minette, Alabama

Bay Minette features 256 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 Bay Minette, Alabama

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bay Minette.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bay Minette, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bay Minette landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bay Minette.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bay Minette, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2022 Bay Minette, 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
Bay Minette, Alabama Fair Market Rent $772 $777 $1,017 $1,348 $1,715
Bay Minette, 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 research.

Bay Minette, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 346
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 256
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $31,576 ±$5,140
Median Rent $590 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.42% ± 11.6pp
Total Population 8,843

Population and Household Demographics

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama with a population of 8,843. There are 3,011 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 44.47% of households in Bay Minette are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bay Minette

The median gross income for households in Bay Minette is $31,576 a year, or $2,631 a month. The median rent for the city is $590 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bay Minette, a household making less than $1,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Bay Minette.

Area Median Income In Bay Minette

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 Bay Minette, the AMI is calculated from all households within Baldwin County.

In Bay Minette, 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 Bay Minette

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 Bay Minette

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bay Minette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,550 $23,100 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bay Minette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,950 $34,200 $38,500 $42,750 $46,200 $49,600 $53,050 $56,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bay Minette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,900 $54,750 $61,600 $68,400 $73,900 $79,350 $84,850 $90,300