Affordable Housing In Etowah County
34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Etowah County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Etowah County, Alabama
There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,475 affordable apartments for rent in Etowah County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
Etowah County features 2,027 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 Etowah County, Alabama
There are 448 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Etowah County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Etowah County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Etowah County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Etowah County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Etowah County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $639 and $781.
2022 Etowah County, 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|
|Etowah County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$547||$580||$710||$894||$970|
|Etowah County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$492 to $602||$522 to $638||$639 to $781||$805 to $983||$873 to $1,067|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Etowah County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||34|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,475|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,027|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.64%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.53|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|Median Household Income||$39,220 ±$1,976|
|Median Rent||$621 ±$18|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.18% ± 2.54pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Etowah County is a county in Alabama with a population of 103,766. There are 39,899 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 28.64% of households in Etowah County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Etowah County
The median gross income for households in Etowah County is $39,220 a year, or $3,268 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Etowah County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Etowah County.
Area Median Income In Etowah 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 Etowah County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700
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 Etowah 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 Etowah County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Etowah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Etowah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Etowah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Etowah County
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|Boaz||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boaz is the Boaz Housing Authority.|
|Gadsden||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gadsden is the Greater Gadsden Housing Authority.|