Affordable Housing In Lauderdale County
35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lauderdale County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lauderdale County, Alabama
There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,911 affordable apartments for rent in Lauderdale County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Lauderdale County, Alabama
Lauderdale County features 1,231 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 Lauderdale County, Alabama
There are 680 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lauderdale County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lauderdale County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lauderdale County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lauderdale County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lauderdale County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $676 and $826.
2022 Lauderdale 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|
|Lauderdale County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$525||$575||$751||$935||$1,173|
|Lauderdale County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$473 to $578||$518 to $633||$676 to $826||$842 to $1,029||$1,056 to $1,290|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lauderdale County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||35|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,911|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,231|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||30.7%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.15|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Median Household Income||$43,125 ±$1,602|
|Median Rent||$593 ±$20|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||41.3% ± 3.34pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lauderdale County is a county in Alabama with a population of 92,737. There are 38,612 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 30.7% of households in Lauderdale County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lauderdale County
The median gross income for households in Lauderdale County is $43,125 a year, or $3,594 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lauderdale County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Lauderdale County.
Area Median Income In Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Lauderdale County
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|Florence||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florence is the Florence Housing Authority.|