Affordable Housing In Covington County
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Covington County
Other Housing Authorities located in Covington County
|Housing Authority of the City of Florala||Public Housing|
|Opp Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Andalusia Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Covington County, Alabama
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 998 affordable apartments for rent in Covington County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Covington County, Alabama
Covington County features 661 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 Covington County, Alabama
There are 337 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Covington County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Covington County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Covington County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Covington County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Covington County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||998|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||661|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.27%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.60|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Median Household Income||$36,444 ±$1,673|
|Median Rent||$599 ±$26|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||32.61% ± 3.6pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Covington County is a County in Alabama with a population of 37,886. There are 14,949 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 25.27% of households in Covington County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Covington County
The median gross income for households in Covington County is $36,444 a year, or $3,037 a month. The median rent for the county is $599 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Covington County, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Covington County.1
Area Median Income In Covington County
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.
In Covington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,900
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 Covington County
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 Covington County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,490||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$28,600||$30,700||$32,800||$34,950|
|50% of Median||$18,550||$21,200||$23,850||$26,450||$28,600||$30,700||$32,800||$34,950|
|80% of Median||$29,650||$33,850||$38,100||$42,300||$45,700||$49,100||$52,500||$55,850|
Cities In Covington County
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|Andalusia||9||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andalusia is the Andalusia Housing Authority.|
|Florala||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florala is the Housing Authority of the City of Florala.|
|Opp||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Opp is the Opp Housing Authority.|