Affordable Housing In Carbon Hill
Walker County, Alabama

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carbon Hill

Forest Ridge

106 Forest Ridge Cir
Carbon Hill, Alabama


696 Eleven Foot Rd
Carbon Hill, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing


110 2nd Way NW
Carbon Hill, Alabama

Willow Tree Apts

835 N.E. 4th Avenue
Carbon Hill, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carbon Hill, 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 Carbon Hill, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Carbon Hill Housing Authority Public Housing
Walker County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carbon Hill, Alabama

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 181 affordable apartments for rent in Carbon Hill, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Carbon Hill, Alabama

Carbon Hill features 141 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 Carbon Hill, Alabama

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carbon Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carbon Hill, Alabama

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

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

2023 Carbon Hill, 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
Carbon Hill, Alabama Fair Market Rent $560 $562 $740 $1,004 $1,042
Carbon Hill, Alabama Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $904 to $1,104 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carbon Hill, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 181
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 141
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $25,990 ±$7,100
Median Rent $352 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.99% ± 12pp
Total Population 1,739

Population and Household Demographics

Carbon Hill is a city in Walker County, Alabama with a population of 1,739. There are 751 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 42.88% of households in Carbon Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carbon Hill

The median gross income for households in Carbon Hill is $25,990 a year, or $2,166 a month. The median rent for the city is $352 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carbon Hill, a household making less than $1,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Carbon Hill.

Area Median Income In Carbon Hill

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 Carbon Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Walker County.

In Carbon Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Carbon Hill

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 Carbon Hill

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carbon Hill AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carbon Hill AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carbon Hill AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500