Affordable Housing In Calera
Chilton County, Alabama

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calera

South Pointe Development

203 Shiloh Creek Dr
Calera, Alabama

Sunnycrest Dogwood Lane

835 6th Ave
Calera, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Calera, 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 Calera, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Calera Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calera, Alabama

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 173 affordable apartments for rent in Calera, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Calera, Alabama

Calera features 126 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 Calera, Alabama

There are 47 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calera.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calera, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Calera landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Calera.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calera, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Calera, 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
Calera, Alabama Fair Market Rent $583 $619 $705 $978 $982
Calera, Alabama Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $557 to $681 $635 to $776 $880 to $1,076 $884 to $1,080

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Calera, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 173
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $62,893 ±$7,081
Median Rent $1,053 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24% ± 10.06pp
Total Population 12,593

Population and Household Demographics

Calera is a city in Chilton County, Alabama with a population of 12,593. There are 4,709 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 20.09% of households in Calera are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calera

The median gross income for households in Calera is $62,893 a year, or $5,241 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,053 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calera, a household making less than $3,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24% of households who rent are overburdened in Calera.

Area Median Income In Calera

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 Calera, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chilton County.

In Calera, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Calera

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 Calera

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Calera 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 Calera 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 Calera 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