Affordable Housing In Hanceville
Cullman County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hanceville

Hanceville Village Apartments

401 Whaley Ave NE
Hanceville, Alabama

Hanceville Manor Apartments

403 Whaley Ave NE
Hanceville, Alabama

Keystone Apartments

498 College Dr NE
Hanceville, Alabama

Crestwood Apartments

500 College Dr NE
Hanceville, Alabama

Autumnwood Apartments

496 College Dr NE
Hanceville, Alabama

Central Acres

206 Hughes Dr NE
Hanceville, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hanceville, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hanceville, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the Town of Hanceville Public Housing
Arab Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hanceville, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 171 affordable apartments for rent in Hanceville, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Hanceville, Alabama

Hanceville features 91 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 Hanceville, Alabama

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hanceville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hanceville, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hanceville, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2023 Hanceville, 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
Hanceville, Alabama Fair Market Rent $627 $655 $815 $1,097 $1,125
Hanceville, Alabama Payment Standard Range $564 to $690 $590 to $721 $734 to $897 $987 to $1,207 $1,013 to $1,238

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hanceville, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 171
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 91
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $29,231 ±$7,764
Median Rent $668 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.47% ± 17.13pp
Total Population 3,195

Population and Household Demographics

Hanceville is a city in Cullman County, Alabama with a population of 3,195. There are 1,210 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 52.73% of households in Hanceville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hanceville

The median gross income for households in Hanceville is $29,231 a year, or $2,436 a month. The median rent for the city is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hanceville, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Hanceville.

Area Median Income In Hanceville

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 Hanceville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cullman County.

In Hanceville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Hanceville

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 Hanceville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hanceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $39,750 $42,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hanceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hanceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750