Manor House

200 S Church St
Boaz, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Coosa Bend Apartments

417 N 4th Pl
Gadsden, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Columbia Square Towne Houses

316 Chewalca Drive
Rainbow City, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Northside Homes

400 Joseph T Robinson St
Gadsden, Alabama

There are 448 low-income apartments in Etowah County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Etowah County, Alabama can range from $327 to $584 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 2,027 low-income homes in Etowah County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $289 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on November 18th, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Etowah County, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

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 $692 and $846.

2023 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 $514 $660 $769 $973 $1,033
Etowah County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $594 to $726 $692 to $846 $876 to $1,070 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and 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
Total Population 103,766

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

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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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
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.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
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.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750