Affordable Housing programs support 175 income based apartments in Lowndes County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.
There are 90 affordable apartments in Lowndes County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.
There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Lowndes County. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Lowndes County.
Lowndes County features 175 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lowndes County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lowndes County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Lowndes County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lowndes County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.
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|
|Lowndes County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$716||$817||$977||$1,241||$1,595|
|Lowndes County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$644 to $788||$735 to $899||$879 to $1,075||$1,117 to $1,365||$1,436 to $1,755|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||265|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||175|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||26.34%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.57|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Median Household Income||$25,876 ±$2,478|
|Median Rent||$568 ±$43|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.01% ± 8.22pp|
Lowndes County is a county in Alabama with a population of 10,742. There are 4,282 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 26.34% of households in Lowndes County are renters.
The median gross income for households in Lowndes County is $25,876 a year, or $2,156 a month. The median rent for the county is $568 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lowndes County, a household making less than $1,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,500
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.