Affordable Housing In Camden
Wilcox County, Alabama

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Camden

Country Squire Apartments

201 Savage St
Camden, Alabama
2 BR

Windwood Apartments

100 Alabama Hwy 28 W
Camden, Alabama
1 BR

Pinewood Apartments

PO Box 400
Camden, Alabama

Threadgill - Weatherspoon Apartments

1101 T L Threadgill Rd
Camden, Alabama

Pinehaven Apartments

1043 Whiskey Run Rd
Camden, Alabama

Deercreek Village

1015 Whiskey Run Rd
Camden, Alabama

Dogwood Villas

Hwy. 10 Baypass
Camden, Alabama
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Camden, Alabama

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 196 affordable apartments for rent in Camden, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Camden, Alabama

Camden features 164 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 Camden, Alabama

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Camden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Camden, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Camden, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2022 Camden, 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
Camden, Alabama Fair Market Rent $573 $587 $763 $943 $1,035
Camden, Alabama Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $528 to $646 $687 to $839 $849 to $1,037 $932 to $1,139

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Camden, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 196
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $28,375 ±$6,235
Median Rent $416 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.72% ± 17.36pp
Total Population 2,721

Population and Household Demographics

Camden is a city in Wilcox County, Alabama with a population of 2,721. There are 876 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 33.79% of households in Camden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Camden

The median gross income for households in Camden is $28,375 a year, or $2,365 a month. The median rent for the city is $416 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Camden, a household making less than $1,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Camden.

Area Median Income In Camden

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 Camden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilcox County.

In Camden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,200

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 Camden

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 Camden

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100