Affordable Housing In Leighton
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leighton
Guide To Affordable Housing in Leighton, Alabama
There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Leighton, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Leighton, Alabama
Leighton features 32 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 Leighton, Alabama
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leighton.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Leighton, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leighton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Leighton.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leighton, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $676 and $826.
2022 Leighton, 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|
|Leighton, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$525||$575||$751||$935||$1,173|
|Leighton, 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.
Leighton, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||2|
|Total Low Income Apartments||32|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||32|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||47.21%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.26|
|Average Household Size||2.18|
|Median Household Income||$22,500 ±$5,398|
|Median Rent||$447 ±$294|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||53.23% ± 24.04pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Leighton is a city in Colbert County, Alabama with a population of 859. There are 394 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 47.21% of households in Leighton are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Leighton
The median gross income for households in Leighton is $22,500 a year, or $1,875 a month. The median rent for the city is $447 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leighton, a household making less than $1,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Leighton.
Area Median Income In Leighton
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 Leighton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Colbert County.
In Leighton, 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 Leighton
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 Leighton
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leighton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leighton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leighton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.