Affordable Housing In Dale County
Alabama

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dale County

Hutto Towers

4426 W Main St
Dothan, AL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Howell School Senior Apartments

408 E Newton St
Dothan, AL
HCV Welcome

Midtown Apartments

100 Midtown Ave
Midland City, AL
Subsidized

Harris Hills Apartments

1177 Harris Rd
Ozark, AL
HCV Welcome

Newton Rd and Donnell Cr

102 Donnell Cir
Daleville, AL

Brookridge Apartments

261 Valentine St
Ozark, AL
HCV Welcome

Oakview Manor Retirement Center

929 Mixon School Rd
Ozark, AL
Subsidized

Eagle Ridge Place

1181 Murray Rd
Dothan, AL
HCV Welcome

Midtown Apartments I

15 Green Ct
Midland City, AL
Subsidized

Midtown Apartments II

28 Newberry Cir
Midland City, AL

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,764 affordable apartments for rent in Dale County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,962 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dale County, HUD housing programs support 439 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 802 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dale County

Housing Authority Programs
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
MCHA Communities LLC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Other Housing Authorities located in Dale County

Housing Authority Programs
Ozark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Newton Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Daleville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dale County, Alabama

Dale County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,764
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,962
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Total Population 49,866
Housing Units 19,018
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $45,028 ±$2,413
Median Rent $629 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.11% ± 3.75pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dale County is a County in Alabama with a population of 49,866. There are 19,018 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 38% of households in Dale County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dale County

The median gross income for households in Dale County is $45,028 a year, or $3,752 a month. The median rent for the county is $629 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dale County, a household making less than $2,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Dale County.1

Area Median Income In Dale 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 Dale County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Dale 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 Dale County HUD Rental Assistance in Dale 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 $30,170 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
50% of Median $20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
80% of Median $32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dale County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 10 low income apartment communities containing 544 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dale County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dale County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
60% of Median $24,600 $28,080 $31,620 $35,100 $37,920 $40,740 $43,560 $46,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dale County is $31,620 a year, or $2,635 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,635 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $791 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $513 $549 $659 $761 $849 $937
60% $615 $659 $791 $913 $1,019 $1,124
Fair Market Rents in Dale County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$477 $501 $629 $850 $1,105

Cities In Dale County

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City Listings Served By
Dothan 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dothan are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Ozark 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ozark are the Ozark Housing Authority, Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Midland City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Midland City are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Ariton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ariton are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Daleville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Daleville are the Housing Authority of the City of Daleville, Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Clayhatchee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clayhatchee are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Fort Rucker 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Rucker are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Grimes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grimes are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Level Plains 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Level Plains are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Napier Field 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Napier Field are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Newton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.
Pinckard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pinckard are the Dothan Housing Authority and MCHA Communities LLC.