Affordable Housing In Dothan
Dale County, Alabama

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dothan

Vaughn Towers

342 S Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, AL

Tanglewood Apartments

401 W Inez Rd
Dothan, AL

Glen East II

Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westgate Village

2233 Westgate Pkwy
Dothan, AL

Medical Center Terrace

307 Sixth Ave
Dothan, AL

Hutto Towers

4426 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Elderly Supportive Housing

Howell School Senior Apartments

408 E Newton St
Dothan, AL
HCV Welcome

Eagle Ridge Place

1181 Murray Rd
Dothan, AL
HCV Welcome

Charter House Apartments

1000 S Edgewood Dr
Dothan, AL
HCV Welcome

Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, Inc

590 Burkett Rd
Dothan, AL
Disabled Supportive Housing

There are 20 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,692 affordable apartments for rent in Dothan. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,204 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dothan, HUD housing programs support 342 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 488 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dothan

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dothan, Alabama

Dothan, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,692
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,204
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Total Population 67,708
Housing Units 25,913
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $42,426 ±$1,080
Median Rent $691 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.57% ± 1.87pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dothan is a City in Dale County, Alabama with a population of 67,708. There are 25,913 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 40.77% of households in Dothan are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dothan

The median gross income for households in Dothan is $42,426 a year, or $3,536 a month. The median rent for the city is $691 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dothan, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Dothan.1

Area Median Income In Dothan

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 Dothan, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dale County.

In Dothan, 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 Dothan

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 Dothan HUD Rental Assistance in Dothan

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 Dothan

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, 7 low income apartment communities containing 401 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dothan 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 Dothan

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 Dothan 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 Dothan

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