Affordable Housing In Killen
Lauderdale County, Alabama

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Killen

Hunters Ridge Apartments

701 Lock 6 Rd
Killen, Alabama
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Killen, Alabama

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Killen, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Killen, Alabama

Killen features 0 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 Killen, Alabama

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Killen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Killen, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Killen landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Killen.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Killen, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $730 and $892.

2023 Killen, 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
Killen, Alabama Fair Market Rent $574 $617 $811 $1,000 $1,249
Killen, Alabama Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $555 to $679 $730 to $892 $900 to $1,100 $1,124 to $1,374

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Killen, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $55,313 ±$7,930
Median Rent $747 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.37% ± 25.5pp
Total Population 1,177

Population and Household Demographics

Killen is a city in Lauderdale County, Alabama with a population of 1,177. There are 439 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 20.73% of households in Killen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Killen

The median gross income for households in Killen is $55,313 a year, or $4,609 a month. The median rent for the city is $747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Killen, a household making less than $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Killen.

Area Median Income In Killen

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 Killen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lauderdale County.

In Killen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,200

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 Killen

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 Killen

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Killen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Killen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Killen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,200 $43,650 $49,100 $54,550 $58,950 $63,300 $67,650 $72,050