Madison, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 242 income based apartments in Madison where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 390 affordable apartments in Madison that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Madison, Alabama

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Madison. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Madison.

Stoneridge Villas Apartment Homes

1700 Balch Rd
Madison, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Dublin Village

106 W Dublin Dr
Madison, Alabama
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Triana Ha

106A 8th St
Madison, Alabama

Madison Homes

105 Angela Dr
Madison, Alabama

Eagle Pointe Apartments

140 Royal Dr
Madison, Alabama

Timberline Apartments

4998 Wall Triana Hwy
Madison, Alabama

The Arbors of Madison Formerly Parkwood Landing

7900 Madison Pike
Madison, Alabama

Arlington Park Apartments

135 Royal Dr
Madison, Alabama

Eagles Landing Development

162 Royal Dr
Madison, Alabama
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Affordable Housing Near Madison

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City Apartments
Athens, AL Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Athens.
Decatur, AL Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Decatur.
Ardmore, AL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Ardmore.
Elkmont, AL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Elkmont.

Madison, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Madison, Alabama

Madison features 242 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 Madison, Alabama

There are 390 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $926 and $1,132.

2023 Madison, 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
Madison, Alabama Fair Market Rent $737 $872 $1,029 $1,354 $1,612
Madison, Alabama Payment Standard Range $663 to $811 $785 to $959 $926 to $1,132 $1,219 to $1,489 $1,451 to $1,773

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Madison, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 632
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 242
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $92,960 ±$4,612
Median Rent $859 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.27% ± 7.08pp
Total Population 45,590

Population and Household Demographics

Madison is a city in Limestone County, Alabama with a population of 45,590. There are 16,857 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 28.44% of households in Madison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison

The median gross income for households in Madison is $92,960 a year, or $7,747 a month. The median rent for the city is $859 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madison, a household making less than $2,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Madison.

Area Median Income In Madison

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 Madison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Limestone County.

In Madison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Madison

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 Madison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,450 $37,100 $41,750 $46,350 $50,100 $53,800 $57,500 $61,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,350 $66,750 $74,150 $80,100 $86,050 $91,950 $97,900