Affordable Housing In Houston County
Alabama

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston County

Columbia Hall Apartments

101 Radney St
Columbia, Alabama

Columbia Ha

211 S Davis St
Columbia, Alabama

Willow Lane

515 Sealy Wells Rd
Cottonwood, Alabama

Magnolia Homes

121 Magnolia Dr
Ashford, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Houston County, 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 Houston County, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
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 Houston County, Alabama

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 160 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Houston County, Alabama

Houston County features 146 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 Houston County, Alabama

There are 14 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Houston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houston County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Houston County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Houston County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houston County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Houston County, 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
Houston County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $561 $565 $705 $929 $1,043
Houston County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $509 to $622 $635 to $776 $836 to $1,022 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Houston County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 160
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $41,571 ±$863
Median Rent $691 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.63% ± 1.75pp
Total Population 103,534

Population and Household Demographics

Houston County is a county in Alabama with a population of 103,534. There are 39,197 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 35.3% of households in Houston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houston County

The median gross income for households in Houston County is $41,571 a year, or $3,464 a month. The median rent for the county is $691 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houston County, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Houston County.

Area Median Income In Houston 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 Houston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,300

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 Houston 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Houston County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,450 $59,900 $64,350 $68,800 $73,200

Cities In Houston County

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City Served By
Ashford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashford is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Columbia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Columbia are the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia and Dothan Housing Authority.
Cottonwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cottonwood is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Cowarts The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cowarts is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Gordon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gordon is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Kinsey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kinsey is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Madrid The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madrid is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Rehobeth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rehobeth is the Dothan Housing Authority.
Webb The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webb is the Dothan Housing Authority.