Affordable Housing In Blount County

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blount County

Carroll's Country Crossing

600 6th Ave E
Oneonta, Alabama
2 BR

Casa Bonita

31 Morales Drive
Oneonta, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Faucett Homes in Trafford

2395 Warrior Trafford Rd
Trafford, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Ingle Manor

101 Ingle Dr
Oneonta, Alabama

Pinecrest Apartments

6848 Pinecrest Street
Altoona, Alabama

Blountsville Manor

40 Ratliff St
Blountsville, Alabama

Blountsville Park

Ratliff Rd
Blountsville, Alabama

Southern Highland Apartments

Morton Rd
Snead, Alabama

Oneonta Apartments

100 Mountain Springs Rd
Oneonta, Alabama

Cahaba Bend Apartments

4907 County Highway 45
Hayden, Alabama

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blount County, Alabama

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,081 affordable apartments for rent in Blount County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Blount County, Alabama

Blount County features 542 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 Blount County, Alabama

There are 539 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blount County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blount County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blount County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Blount County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blount County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $849 and $1,037.

2022 Blount 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
Blount County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $765 $820 $943 $1,220 $1,316
Blount County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $689 to $842 $738 to $902 $849 to $1,037 $1,098 to $1,342 $1,184 to $1,448

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blount County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,081
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 542
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $45,813 ±$3,141
Median Rent $601 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.12% ± 4.97pp
Total Population 57,710

Population and Household Demographics

Blount County is a county in Alabama with a population of 57,710. There are 20,816 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 21.1% of households in Blount County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blount County

The median gross income for households in Blount County is $45,813 a year, or $3,818 a month. The median rent for the county is $601 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blount County, a household making less than $2,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Blount County.

Area Median Income In Blount 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 Blount County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,800

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 Blount 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 Blount County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,700 $33,950 $38,200 $42,400 $45,800 $49,200 $52,600 $56,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,300 $61,100 $67,850 $73,300 $78,750 $84,150 $89,600

Cities In Blount County

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City Served By
Altoona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Altoona is the Altoona Housing Authority.
Blountsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blountsville is the Housing Authority of the Town of Blountsville Al.
County Line
Garden City
Highland Lake
Locust Fork
Oneonta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oneonta is the Oneonta Housing Authority.
Smoke Rise
Susan Moore