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Affordable Housing In Headland
Henry County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Headland

Headland Retirement Center

112 W Church St
Headland, Alabama

Headland Apartments

100 S Main St
Headland, Alabama

Countryside Villas

538 E Church St
Headland, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Vann - Bridges Apartments

514 E Church St
Headland, Alabama

Headland Apartments Ltd I

300 Boynton Street
Headland, Alabama

Headland Apartments Ltd II

300 Boynton Street
Headland, Alabama
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Housing Authorities that serve Headland

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Headland Al Public Housing
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Headland, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 167 affordable apartments for rent in Headland, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Headland, Alabama

Headland features 143 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 Headland, Alabama

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Headland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Headland, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Headland, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $551 and $673.

2020 Headland, 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
Fair Market Rent $479 $520 $612 $815 $1,075
Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $468 to $572 $551 to $673 $734 to $897 $968 to $1,183

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Headland, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 167
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $51,822 ±$5,963
Median Rent $595 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.7% ± 12.62pp
Total Population 4,685

Population and Household Demographics

Headland is a city in Henry County, Alabama with a population of 4,685. There are 1,768 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 28.79% of households in Headland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Headland

The median gross income for households in Headland is $51,822 a year, or $4,319 a month. The median rent for the city is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Headland, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Headland.

Area Median Income In Headland

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 Headland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Henry County.

In Headland, 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 Headland

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 Headland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% of Median $20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% of Median $33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050