Affordable Housing In Dora
Walker County, Alabama

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dora

James R. Baird Apartments

1850 Sharon Blvd
Dora, Alabama

Dora Villas

20 Villa Cir
Dora, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dora, 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 Dora, Alabama

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dora, Alabama

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in Dora, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Dora, Alabama

Dora features 93 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 Dora, Alabama

There are 47 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dora.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dora, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dora landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dora.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dora, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Dora, 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
Dora, Alabama Fair Market Rent $530 $536 $705 $900 $956
Dora, Alabama Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $482 to $590 $635 to $776 $810 to $990 $860 to $1,052

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dora, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 93
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $40,769 ±$4,648
Median Rent $539 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.96% ± 10.88pp
Total Population 2,295

Population and Household Demographics

Dora is a city in Walker County, Alabama with a population of 2,295. There are 812 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 21.92% of households in Dora are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dora

The median gross income for households in Dora is $40,769 a year, or $3,397 a month. The median rent for the city is $539 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dora, a household making less than $1,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Dora.

Area Median Income In Dora

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 Dora, the AMI is calculated from all households within Walker County.

In Dora, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Dora

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 Dora

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500