Affordable Housing In Geneva County
Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Geneva County

Geneva Retirement Center

10 Briarcliff Rd
Geneva, AL
Subsidized

West Meadow II Apartments

325 N Glendale Ave
Geneva, AL
Subsidized

Holman Homes

200 Slocomb Rd
Hartford, AL

Geneva Retirement Center

1 Briarcliff Rd
Geneva, AL

Geneva

1 N Wise St
Samson, AL

Carroll and Cole Homes

674 W Bateman Ave
Slocomb, AL
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 373 affordable apartments for rent in Geneva County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 333 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Geneva County, HUD housing programs support 40 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 40 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Geneva County

Housing Authority Programs
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Other Housing Authorities located in Geneva County

Housing Authority Programs
Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Samson Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Slocomb Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Geneva County, Alabama

Geneva County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 373
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 333
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Total Population 26,815
Housing Units 10,754
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $36,024 ±$2,022
Median Rent $559 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.74% ± 6.71pp

Population and Household Demographics

Geneva County is a County in Alabama with a population of 26,815. There are 10,754 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 25.21% of households in Geneva County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Geneva County

The median gross income for households in Geneva County is $36,024 a year, or $3,002 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Geneva County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Geneva County.1

Area Median Income In Geneva 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 Geneva County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Geneva 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 Geneva County HUD Rental Assistance in Geneva 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 $30,170 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
50% of Median $20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,000 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
80% of Median $32,150 $36,750 $41,350 $45,900 $49,600 $53,250 $56,950 $60,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Geneva County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 1988, 1 low income apartment communities containing 32 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Geneva County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Geneva County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,000 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
60% of Median $24,120 $27,600 $31,020 $34,440 $37,200 $39,960 $42,720 $45,480

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Geneva County is $31,020 a year, or $2,585 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,585 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $776 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $503 $539 $646 $746 $833 $919
60% $603 $647 $776 $896 $999 $1,103
Fair Market Rents in Geneva County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$515 $519 $682 $906 $1,047

Cities In Geneva County

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City Listings Served By
Geneva 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geneva is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Hartford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartford are the Hartford Housing Authority and Dothan Housing Authority.
Black 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Coffee Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coffee Springs is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Eunola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eunola is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Malvern 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malvern is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Samson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Samson is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Slocomb 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slocomb is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor is the Dothan Housing Authority.