Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Decatur, AL

Discover affordable housing in Decatur where there are 26+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Parkway Place

2115 Central Pkwy SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Decatur Place Apartments

304 Courtney Dr SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

bed 1-3
payment $650-825/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

ABILITY PLUS-SFH

902 WILDWOOD RD SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Presbyterian Towers

1824 Presbyterian Dr SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

payment Subsidized

Lakeview Apartments

3120 Sumac Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

payment Subsidized

Dogwood Apartments

224 Tammy St SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

payment Subsidized

Wesley Acres Addition

700 Cedar Lake Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Decatur Voa Living Center

1311 Cedar St SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

517 12th Ave NW

517 12th Ave NW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $898/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

521 10th Ave NW Unit B

521 10th Ave NW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $900/mo.

615 Memorial Dr SW Unit 4

615 Memorial Dr SW Unit 4, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 1
payment $500/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1809 Windover Pl SW Unit D

1809 Windover Pl SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

bed 2
payment $900/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1201 North St SE Unit 4

1201 North St SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $900/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1603 Glenn St SW Unit 1603 Glenn St #1

1603 Glenn St SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

bed 2
payment $850/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

623 Central Pkwy SW

623 Central Pkwy SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 1
payment $600/mo.

2005 Morgan Ave SW Unit 1

2005 Morgan Ave SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $795/mo.

2005 Morgan Ave SW Unit 4

2005 Morgan Ave SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $895/mo.

212 8th St SW

212 8th St SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601

bed 2
payment $650/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

Harbor Pointe II

2821 Sandlin Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

East Acres

1701 Locust St SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Decatur, Alabama

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Decatur, Alabama
$17.50/hour
$10.25 (+141%) more than Alabama minimum wage and $10.25 (+141%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Decatur, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Decatur, Alabama.

Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Decatur.

How many renters live in Decatur, Alabama?

The City of Decatur has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 34 percent of the population living in Decatur.

What is the rental market like in Decatur, Alabama?

There are an estimated housing units in the Decatur area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Decatur, Alabama, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Decatur?

The rental vacancy rate in Decatur is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Decatur for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Decatur
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
312 1,807 3,571 2,063 708
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Decatur

A large number of apartments in Decatur have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Decatur

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $900 to $1,937. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $900
One BR $1,067
Two BR $1,248
Three BR $1,619
Four BR $1,937
2024 Fair Market Rents in Decatur, Alabama

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Decatur?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 253 81 percent
One BR 1,503 83 percent
Two BR 2,330 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Decatur, Alabama

How many affordable rental units are in Decatur?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Decatur, Alabama including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Decatur, Alabama

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Alabama

Decatur features 1,007 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 Decatur, Alabama

There are 351 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Decatur, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Decatur, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $832 and $1,016.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.