Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Alabama

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161 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Princeton Towers

909 Princeton Ave SW
Birmingham, Alabama
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Farrington Apartments

2935 Creek Ln NE
Birmingham, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Flats at Colebridge

851 Bell Avenue
Tarrant, Alabama
$455-540
1-2 BR

Highland Manor

2040 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Summit Ridge Apartments

149 Haversham Dr
Birmingham, Alabama
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

TuxedoTerrace

2025 Avenue Q
Birmingham, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bessemer Place Apartments

600 Flint Hill Ln
Bessemer, Alabama
$635-1,025
1-3 BR

Valley Brook Apartments

2969 Gallant Dr
Birmingham, Alabama
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Abbington At Summit Pointe

951 Old Grants Mill Rd
Irondale, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Monroe Avenue Apartments

1400 Monroe Ave. SW
Birmingham, Alabama
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Alabama

There are 161 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,466 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Alabama

Jefferson County features 11,512 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 Jefferson County, Alabama

There are 3,738 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2021 Jefferson 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
Jefferson County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $817 $871 $1,002 $1,303 $1,409
Jefferson County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $735 to $899 $784 to $958 $902 to $1,102 $1,173 to $1,433 $1,268 to $1,550

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 161
Total Low Income Apartments 15,466
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,512
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $45,610 ±$910
Median Rent $810 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.71% ± 1.53pp
Total Population 659,026

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Alabama with a population of 659,026. There are 260,929 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 36.81% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $45,610 a year, or $3,801 a month. The median rent for the county is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,100 $18,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,850 $30,700 $34,550 $38,350 $41,450 $44,500 $47,600 $50,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,950 $49,100 $55,250 $61,350 $66,300 $71,200 $76,100 $81,000

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Served By
Adamsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Adamsville are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Argo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Argo are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Bessemer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bessemer are the Jefferson County Housing Authority, Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Birmingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Birmingham are the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District and Jefferson County Housing Authority.
Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brighton are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Brookside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brookside are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Cardiff The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cardiff are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Center Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Center Point are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Clay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clay are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concord are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Edgewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgewater are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Fairfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairfield are the Fairfield Housing Authority, Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Forestdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forestdale are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Fultondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fultondale are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Gardendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gardendale are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Grayson Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grayson Valley are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Graysville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Graysville are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Helena The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Homewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Homewood are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Hoover The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hoover are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Hueytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hueytown are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Irondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irondale are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Kimberly The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kimberly are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Leeds The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leeds are the Leeds Housing Authority, Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Lipscomb The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lipscomb are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Maytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maytown are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
McDonald Chapel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve McDonald Chapel are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Midfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Midfield are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Minor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minor are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Morris The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morris are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Mount Olive The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Olive are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Mountain Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain Brook are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Mulga The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mulga are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
North Johns The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Johns are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Pinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pinson are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Pleasant Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pleasant Grove are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Rock Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rock Creek are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Sumiton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sumiton are the Jefferson County Housing Authority, Sumiton Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Sylvan Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sylvan Springs are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Tarrant The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tarrant are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Trussville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trussville are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Vestavia Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vestavia Hills are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Warrior The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warrior are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
West Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Jefferson are the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.