Affordable Housing In Henry County
Alabama

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Henry County

Abbewood Apartments

402 1-2 Dothan Rd
Abbeville, AL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Deerrun Apartments

599-A Ozark Road
Abbeville, AL

Covington Place Apartments

1300 Us Highway 431 N
Abbeville, AL
HCV Welcome

Headland Retirement Center

112 W Church St
Headland, AL
Subsidized

196 Ash Dr

196 Ash Dr
Abbeville, AL

Headland Apartments

100 S Main St
Headland, AL
Subsidized

Countryside Villas

538 E Church St
Headland, AL
HCV Welcome

Vann - Bridges Apartments

514 E Church St
Headland, AL

Covington Place Apartments

1300 US Highway 431 S
Abbeville, AL
HCV Welcome
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 214 affordable apartments for rent in Henry County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 135 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Henry County, HUD housing programs support 45 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 79 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Henry 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 Henry County

Housing Authority Programs
Abbeville Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Headland Al Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Henry County, Alabama

Henry County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 214
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Total Population 17,252
Housing Units 6,894
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $41,997 ±$3,220
Median Rent $595 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.77% ± 6.87pp

Population and Household Demographics

Henry County is a County in Alabama with a population of 17,252. There are 6,894 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 21.7% of households in Henry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Henry County

The median gross income for households in Henry County is $41,997 a year, or $3,500 a month. The median rent for the county is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Henry County, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Henry County.1

Area Median Income In Henry 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 Henry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,000

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 Henry 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 Henry County HUD Rental Assistance in Henry 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 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $28,000 $30,250 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
80% of Median $31,400 $35,850 $40,350 $44,800 $48,400 $52,000 $55,600 $59,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Henry County

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

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 10 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Henry 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 Henry County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $28,000 $30,250 $32,500 $34,750 $37,000
60% of Median $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400

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 Henry County is $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 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% $490 $525 $630 $728 $813 $897
60% $588 $630 $756 $874 $975 $1,076
Fair Market Rents in Henry 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
$493 $549 $628 $802 $1,103

Cities In Henry County

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City Listings Served By
Headland 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Headland are the Housing Authority of the City of Headland Al and Dothan Housing Authority.
Abbeville 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Abbeville are the Abbeville Housing Authority and Dothan Housing Authority.
Haleburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haleburg is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Newville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newville is the Dothan Housing Authority.