Affordable Housing In Excel
Monroe County, Alabama

Guide To Affordable Housing in Excel, Alabama

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Excel, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Excel, Alabama

Excel features 0 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 Excel, Alabama

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Excel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Excel, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Excel landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Excel.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Excel, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Excel, 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
Excel, Alabama Fair Market Rent $560 $655 $740 $1,046 $1,078
Excel, Alabama Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $590 to $721 $666 to $814 $941 to $1,151 $970 to $1,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Excel, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $34,375 ±$5,889
Median Rent $844 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 9.09% ± 20.86pp
Total Population 1,019

Population and Household Demographics

Excel is a city in Monroe County, Alabama with a population of 1,019. There are 369 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 23.85% of households in Excel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Excel

The median gross income for households in Excel is $34,375 a year, or $2,865 a month. The median rent for the city is $844 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Excel, a household making less than $2,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 9.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Excel.

Area Median Income In Excel

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 Excel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Excel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Excel

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 Excel

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Excel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Excel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Excel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100