Gadsden, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,362 income based apartments in Gadsden where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 240 affordable apartments in Gadsden that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Gadsden, Alabama

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Gadsden. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Gadsden.

Princeton Park Apartments

301 Princeton Ave
Gadsden, Alabama
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Brookville Apartments

337 W. Air Depot Rd
Gadsden, Alabama
$327-503
1-3 BR
Affordable

Timbers at Rayleigh

1400 Piedmont Cutoff
Gadsden, Alabama
$426-584
1-3 BR
Affordable

Baptist Retirement Village

1315 Coats St
Gadsden, Alabama
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Baptist Retirement Village II

1326 Coats St
Gadsden, Alabama
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Melodie Meadow Apartments

301 College Pkwy
Gadsden, Alabama
$348-401
1-2 BR
Affordable

Holly Park Estates

700 Holly Ave
Gadsden, Alabama
$408
2 BR
Affordable

Lodge at Greenbridge

600 Holly Ave
Gadsden, Alabama
$341-424
1-2 BR
Affordable

Episcopal Kyle Home

929 Chestnut St
Gadsden, Alabama
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

College Manor Apartments

1408 Piedmont Cutoff
Gadsden, Alabama
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Gadsden

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Gadsden, Alabama

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Gadsden.

Gadsden, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Gadsden, Alabama

Gadsden features 1,362 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 Gadsden, Alabama

There are 240 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gadsden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gadsden, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gadsden landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Gadsden.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gadsden, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $692 and $846.

2023 Gadsden, 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
Gadsden, Alabama Fair Market Rent $514 $660 $769 $973 $1,033
Gadsden, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gadsden, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,602
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $29,136 ±$2,111
Median Rent $588 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.62% ± 3.89pp
Total Population 36,455

Population and Household Demographics

Gadsden is a city in Etowah County, Alabama with a population of 36,455. There are 14,379 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 40.43% of households in Gadsden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gadsden

The median gross income for households in Gadsden is $29,136 a year, or $2,428 a month. The median rent for the city is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gadsden, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Gadsden.

Area Median Income In Gadsden

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 Gadsden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Etowah County.

In Gadsden, 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 Gadsden

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 Gadsden

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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