Affordable Housing In Heflin
Cleburne County, Alabama

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Heflin

Heflin Oaks Apartments

504 Almon St
Heflin, Alabama

Eastwood Apartments

106 Giles St
Heflin, Alabama

Woodland View Apartments II

45 Giles St
Heflin, Alabama

Elnora Manor

74 Adams St
Heflin, Alabama

Heflin Hills Apartments

265 Evans St
Heflin, Alabama

Southside Courts

2 Brimer Cir
Heflin, Alabama

Heflin Manor

135 Brockford Rd
Heflin, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Heflin, 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 Heflin, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Heflin Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Heflin, Alabama

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 218 affordable apartments for rent in Heflin, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Heflin, Alabama

Heflin features 122 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 Heflin, Alabama

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Heflin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Heflin, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Heflin, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $667 and $815.

2023 Heflin, 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
Heflin, Alabama Fair Market Rent $561 $594 $741 $966 $1,110
Heflin, Alabama Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $535 to $653 $667 to $815 $869 to $1,063 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Heflin, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 218
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 122
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $25,823 ±$4,232
Median Rent $485 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.42% ± 16.07pp
Total Population 3,504

Population and Household Demographics

Heflin is a city in Cleburne County, Alabama with a population of 3,504. There are 1,402 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 42.72% of households in Heflin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Heflin

The median gross income for households in Heflin is $25,823 a year, or $2,152 a month. The median rent for the city is $485 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Heflin, a household making less than $1,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Heflin.

Area Median Income In Heflin

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 Heflin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cleburne County.

In Heflin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,700

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 Heflin

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 Heflin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Heflin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Heflin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Heflin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000