; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Brilliant, AL

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Brilliant, Alabama
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Brilliant that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 90 low-income homes in Brilliant where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Brilliant, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Brilliant, Alabama

Brilliant features 90 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 Brilliant, Alabama

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brilliant.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brilliant, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brilliant landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Brilliant.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brilliant, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Brilliant, 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
Brilliant, Alabama Fair Market Rent $495 $562 $740 $960 $1,260
Brilliant, Alabama Payment Standard Range $446 to $545 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $864 to $1,056 $1,134 to $1,386

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brilliant, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 90
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $25,893 ±$5,852
Median Rent $363 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.09% ± 14.16pp
Total Population 908

Population and Household Demographics

Brilliant is a city in Marion County, Alabama with a population of 908. There are 429 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 32.17% of households in Brilliant are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brilliant

The median gross income for households in Brilliant is $25,893 a year, or $2,158 a month. The median rent for the city is $363 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brilliant, a household making less than $1,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Brilliant.

Area Median Income In Brilliant

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 Brilliant, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Brilliant, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Brilliant

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 Brilliant

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brilliant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brilliant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brilliant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850