Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Alabama

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In DeKalb County

Mountain View Apartments

280 55th St NE
Fort Payne, Alabama
$303-485
1-3 BR

Deer Ridge II

1151 Burt Hill Drive SW
Fort Payne, Alabama
$372-464
1-2 BR

Sunrise East Apartments

8811 AL Hwy
Crossville, Alabama
$320-372
1-2 BR

Jackson Square Apartments

227 Circle Dr
Rainsville, Alabama
$352-402
1-2 BR

Lodge Meadow Apartments

38 Lodge Meadow Ln
Fyffe, Alabama
$390-463
2 BR
Subsidized

North Pointe Apartments

601 Greenhill Blvd NW
Fort Payne, Alabama
$443-515
2-3 BR

Village At Hixon Pond

3000 Hixon Pond NW
Fort Payne, Alabama
$485-585
2-3 BR

Dekalb Villa Apartments

240 55th Street Northeast, # A1
Fort Payne, Alabama
$445-589
1-2 BR

Pine Village Apartments

369 George Wallace Dr W
Rainsville, Alabama
$327-537
1 BR
Subsidized

Raintree Apartments

21 Harrison St
Rainsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Alabama

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,436 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Alabama

DeKalb County features 1,000 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 DeKalb County, Alabama

There are 436 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DeKalb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in DeKalb County, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in DeKalb County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $571 and $697.

2021 DeKalb County, 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
DeKalb County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $418 $492 $634 $852 $936
DeKalb County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $376 to $460 $443 to $541 $571 to $697 $767 to $937 $842 to $1,030

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,436
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,000
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $38,192 ±$1,360
Median Rent $540 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.23% ± 3.89pp
Total Population 71,068

Population and Household Demographics

DeKalb County is a county in Alabama with a population of 71,068. There are 25,013 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 26.75% of households in DeKalb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in DeKalb County

The median gross income for households in DeKalb County is $38,192 a year, or $3,183 a month. The median rent for the county is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In DeKalb County, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.23% of households who rent are overburdened in DeKalb County.

Area Median Income In DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,000

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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Served By
Crossville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crossville is the Crossville Housing Authority.
Fort Payne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Payne are the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Payne and Housing Authority of the Town of Valley Head Al.
Fyffe
Geraldine
Hammondville
Henagar
Ider
Lakeview
Mentone
Pine Ridge
Powell
Rainsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rainsville is the Rainsville Housing Authority.
Shiloh
Sylvania
Valley Head