Affordable Housing In Lamar County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lamar County, Alabama
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 657 affordable apartments for rent in Lamar County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
Lamar County features 513 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 Lamar County, Alabama
There are 144 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamar County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lamar County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lamar County landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lamar County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lamar County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.
2022 Lamar 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|
|Lamar County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$530||$589||$705||$915||$956|
|Lamar County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$477 to $583||$530 to $648||$635 to $776||$824 to $1,007||$860 to $1,052|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lamar County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||657|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||513|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.36%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.24|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Median Household Income||$35,450 ±$2,018|
|Median Rent||$426 ±$49|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.32% ± 8.38pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lamar County is a county in Alabama with a population of 14,133. There are 6,138 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 28.36% of households in Lamar County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lamar County
The median gross income for households in Lamar County is $35,450 a year, or $2,954 a month. The median rent for the county is $426 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lamar County, a household making less than $1,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Lamar County.
Area Median Income In Lamar 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 Lamar County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,600
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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Lamar County
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|Millport||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millport is the Millport Housing Authority.|
|Sulligent||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sulligent is the Housing Authority of the City of Sulligent Al.|
|Vernon||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon is the Vernon Housing Authority.|