Affordable Housing In Decatur
Limestone County, Alabama

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur

Decatur Place Apartments

304 Courtney Dr SW
Decatur, Alabama
$650-825
1-3 BR

Lakeview Apartments

3120 Sumac Rd SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized

Presbyterian Towers

1824 Presbyterian Dr SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wesley Acres Addition

700 Cedar Lake Rd SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkway Place

2115 Central Pkwy SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized

Dogwood Apartments

224 Tammy St SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized

Decatur Voa Living Center

1311 Cedar St SW
Decatur, Alabama
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Harbor Square

3201 Sumac Rd SW
Decatur, Alabama

East Acres

1701 Locust St SE
Decatur, Alabama

Sterrs Homes

1330 Sunset Dr NW
Decatur, Alabama

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Decatur, Alabama

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur, Alabama

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,382 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Alabama

Decatur features 1,023 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 $926 and $1,132.

2023 Decatur, 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
Decatur, Alabama Fair Market Rent $737 $872 $1,029 $1,354 $1,612
Decatur, Alabama Payment Standard Range $663 to $811 $785 to $959 $926 to $1,132 $1,219 to $1,489 $1,451 to $1,773

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Decatur, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,382
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,023
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $41,496 ±$1,821
Median Rent $604 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.87% ± 5.18pp
Total Population 55,598

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur is a city in Limestone County, Alabama with a population of 55,598. There are 22,294 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 39.16% of households in Decatur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur

The median gross income for households in Decatur is $41,496 a year, or $3,458 a month. The median rent for the city is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur.

Area Median Income In Decatur

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 Decatur, the AMI is calculated from all households within Limestone County.

In Decatur, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Decatur

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 Decatur

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,450 $37,100 $41,750 $46,350 $50,100 $53,800 $57,500 $61,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,350 $66,750 $74,150 $80,100 $86,050 $91,950 $97,900