Affordable Housing In Lamar County
Alabama

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County

Amberwood Villas

240 Amberwood Circle
Sulligent, Alabama

Lamar Heights Apartments

1431 Buck Jackson Rd
Sulligent, Alabama
Subsidized

Harrison Court Apartments

256 Harrison Court
Vernon, Alabama
Subsidized

Millport Manor

204 Millport Manor Dr
Millport, Alabama

Ridgeland Apartments

45375 Hwy 17
Vernon, Alabama

Wolf Run Apartments

115 Wolf Rd
Sulligent, Alabama

Sulligent Apartments

480 Wadsworth Rd
Sulligent, Alabama
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lamar Haven

45335 Highway 17
Vernon, Alabama
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Fox Ridge Apartments

520 County Road 9
Vernon, Alabama

Millport

12132 Highway 96
Millport, Alabama

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
Total Population 14,133

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

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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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
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.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
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.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100

Cities In Lamar County

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City Served By
Beaverton
Detroit
Kennedy
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.