Boaz, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 363 income based apartments in Boaz where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 116 affordable apartments in Boaz that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Boaz, Alabama

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

Manor House

200 S Church St
Boaz, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Meadowood Apartments

200 Dundee Rd
Boaz, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Meadowbrook Apartments

9544 AL Highway 168
Boaz, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Fox Run Apartments

640 Coosa Rd
Boaz, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Adams Crossings

1345 Brown St
Boaz, Alabama

Fox Run South Apartments

642 Coosa Rd
Boaz, Alabama

Summerville Homes

745 Summerville Rd
Boaz, Alabama

Savannah Gardens

1445 Brown St
Boaz, Alabama
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Affordable Housing Near Boaz

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Boaz, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Boaz 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 Boaz.

Boaz, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Boaz, Alabama

Boaz features 363 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 Boaz, Alabama

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Boaz.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Boaz, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Boaz, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $692 and $846.

2023 Boaz, 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
Boaz, Alabama Fair Market Rent $514 $660 $769 $973 $1,033
Boaz, Alabama Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $594 to $726 $692 to $846 $876 to $1,070 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Boaz, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 479
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.16%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $35,974 ±$4,107
Median Rent $645 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.88% ± 10.23pp
Total Population 9,673

Population and Household Demographics

Boaz is a city in Etowah County, Alabama with a population of 9,673. There are 3,334 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 37.16% of households in Boaz are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Boaz

The median gross income for households in Boaz is $35,974 a year, or $2,998 a month. The median rent for the city is $645 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Boaz, a household making less than $2,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Boaz.

Area Median Income In Boaz

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 Boaz, the AMI is calculated from all households within Etowah County.

In Boaz, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Boaz

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 Boaz

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Boaz AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Boaz AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Boaz AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750