Affordable Housing In Lookout Mountain
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lookout Mountain, Alabama
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lookout Mountain, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Lookout Mountain, Alabama
Lookout Mountain features 0 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 Lookout Mountain, Alabama
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lookout Mountain.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lookout Mountain, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lookout Mountain landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lookout Mountain.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lookout Mountain, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $639 and $781.
2022 Lookout Mountain, 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|
|Lookout Mountain, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$547||$580||$710||$894||$970|
|Lookout Mountain, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$492 to $602||$522 to $638||$639 to $781||$805 to $983||$873 to $1,067|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lookout Mountain, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||7.45%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.45|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Median Household Income||$51,058 ±$12,180|
|Median Rent||$0 ±$0|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.39% ± 77.96pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lookout Mountain is a city in Etowah County, Alabama with a population of 1,152. There are 443 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 7.45% of households in Lookout Mountain are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lookout Mountain
The median gross income for households in Lookout Mountain is $51,058 a year, or $4,255 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lookout Mountain, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Lookout Mountain.
Area Median Income In Lookout Mountain
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 Lookout Mountain, the AMI is calculated from all households within Etowah County.
In Lookout Mountain, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700
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 Lookout Mountain
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 Lookout Mountain
|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 Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.