Affordable Housing In Columbiana
Shelby County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbiana

Shelby Woods Apartments

100 Collins St
Columbiana, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mountain View Village

99 Eagle Ln
Columbiana, Alabama

Ridge View Apartments

100 Egg and Butter Rd
Columbiana, Alabama

Shoals Mill Apartments

55 Coby Ln
Columbiana, Alabama

Clear Spring Apartments

515 Old Highway 25 W
Columbiana, Alabama

Columbiana Villas

22055 Highway 25
Columbiana, Alabama
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Housing Authorities that serve Columbiana

Housing Authority Programs
Columbiana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbiana, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 280 affordable apartments for rent in Columbiana, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Columbiana, Alabama

Columbiana features 94 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 Columbiana, Alabama

There are 186 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbiana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbiana, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbiana landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Columbiana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbiana, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2021 Columbiana, 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
Columbiana, Alabama Fair Market Rent $817 $871 $1,002 $1,303 $1,409
Columbiana, Alabama Payment Standard Range $735 to $899 $784 to $958 $902 to $1,102 $1,173 to $1,433 $1,268 to $1,550

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Columbiana, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 280
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $32,700 ±$10,379
Median Rent $561 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.6% ± 17.72pp
Total Population 4,176

Population and Household Demographics

Columbiana is a city in Shelby County, Alabama with a population of 4,176. There are 1,354 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 37.44% of households in Columbiana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbiana

The median gross income for households in Columbiana is $32,700 a year, or $2,725 a month. The median rent for the city is $561 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbiana, a household making less than $1,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbiana.

Area Median Income In Columbiana

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 Columbiana, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shelby County.

In Columbiana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Columbiana

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 Columbiana

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Columbiana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,100 $18,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Columbiana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,850 $30,700 $34,550 $38,350 $41,450 $44,500 $47,600 $50,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Columbiana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,950 $49,100 $55,250 $61,350 $66,300 $71,200 $76,100 $81,000