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Affordable Housing In Escambia County

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Escambia County

Oakwood Villa Apartments

201 Neal Street
East Brewton, Alabama

Brewton Group Home

109 E Brooks St
Brewton, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Forest Apartments

312 Alco Dr
Brewton, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Crepe Myrtle Village

212 The Trails
Brewton, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Atmoer Senior Housing, Inc

201 E Ridgeley St
Atmore, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pineview Apartments

201 Oakwood St
East Brewton, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing

River Run Apartments

160 The Trails
Brewton, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Point Escambia Apartments Phase 2

75 Point Escambia Cir
Atmore, Alabama

The Pines Apartments II

298 Jack Springs Rd
Atmore, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Summer Chase Apartments

739 Williamson St
East Brewton, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Escambia County

Housing Authority Programs
Atmore Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Brewton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Escambia County, Alabama

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 656 affordable apartments for rent in Escambia County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Escambia County, Alabama

Escambia County features 427 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 Escambia County, Alabama

There are 229 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Escambia County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Escambia County, Alabama

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

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Escambia County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 656
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 427
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $32,330 ±$2,209
Median Rent $560 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.01% ± 6.66pp
Total Population 37,935

Population and Household Demographics

Escambia County is a County in Alabama with a population of 37,935. There are 13,659 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 28.44% of households in Escambia County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Escambia County

The median gross income for households in Escambia County is $32,330 a year, or $2,694 a month. The median rent for the county is $560 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Escambia County, a household making less than $1,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Escambia County.1

Area Median Income In Escambia 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 Escambia County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,700

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 Escambia 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 Escambia County

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 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
50% of Median $18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
80% of Median $28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400

Cities In Escambia County

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City Listings Served By
Brewton 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brewton is the Housing Authority of the City of Brewton.
Atmore 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atmore is the Atmore Housing Authority.
Flomaton 0
East Brewton 4
Pollard 0
Riverview 0