Affordable Housing In Clanton
Chilton County, Alabama

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clanton

Estates at Kendal

1807 Yellow Leaf Rd
Clanton, Alabama
1-3 BR

Katherine Vickery Group Home

1105 Lay Dam Rd
Clanton, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Clanton Villas

2806 7th St N
Clanton, Alabama


100 Arthur Dr
Clanton, Alabama

Bent Creek Apts

Highway 31 North
Clanton, Alabama

Peachtree Apts

110 Peachtree Lane
Clanton, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Clanton, 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 Clanton, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Clanton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clanton, Alabama

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 428 affordable apartments for rent in Clanton, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Clanton, Alabama

Clanton features 283 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 Clanton, Alabama

There are 145 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clanton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clanton, Alabama

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

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

2022 Clanton, 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
Clanton, Alabama Fair Market Rent $583 $619 $705 $978 $982
Clanton, 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.

Clanton, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 428
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $39,823 ±$2,657
Median Rent $648 ±$85
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.56% ± 13.63pp
Total Population 8,715

Population and Household Demographics

Clanton is a city in Chilton County, Alabama with a population of 8,715. There are 3,353 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 34.27% of households in Clanton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clanton

The median gross income for households in Clanton is $39,823 a year, or $3,319 a month. The median rent for the city is $648 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clanton, a household making less than $2,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Clanton.

Area Median Income In Clanton

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

In Clanton, 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 Clanton

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 Clanton

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