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Affordable Housing In Lee County

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Shiloh Apartments

1960 Shiloh Loop
Opelika, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Midway Gardens

3406 Dale Ave
Opelika, Alabama

Stonewood Apartments

1213 28th Ave
Phenix City, Alabama

Easehouse Apartments

1300 Commerce Dr
Auburn, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Edmond Estates Apartments

1302 6th Pl S
Phenix City, Alabama

Crown Chase Apartments

3150 MLK Jr. Pkwy S.
Phenix City, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Timothy Manor Apartments

2016 Waverly Pkwy
Opelika, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hidden Hills Trace

2400 19th Ave
Phenix City, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

East Alabama Group Home

601 Marion Ave
Opelika, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Loachapoka Villas

123 Lee Rd
Phenix City, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Lee County

Housing Authority Programs
Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Opelika Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Alabama

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,903 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Alabama

Lee County features 1,398 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 Lee County, Alabama

There are 1,505 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lee County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,903
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,398
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $44,570 ±$2,152
Median Rent $792 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.11% ± 2.89pp
Total Population 150,982

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a County in Alabama with a population of 150,982. There are 57,171 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 40.96% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $44,570 a year, or $3,714 a month. The median rent for the county is $792 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $2,640 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.1

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,100

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 Lee 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 Lee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
80% of Median $39,850 $45,550 $51,250 $56,900 $61,500 $66,050 $70,600 $75,150

Cities In Lee County

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City Listings Served By
Phenix City 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phenix City is the Phenix City Housing Authority.
Opelika 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Opelika is the Opelika Housing Authority.
Auburn 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Auburn Housing Authority.
Smiths 0
Notasulga 0
Loachapoka 0
Smiths Station 0