Affordable Housing In Marshall County
Alabama

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marshall County

Cedar Ridge Apartments

215 Cedar Ridge Dr
Guntersville, Alabama
$391-500
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Reserve at Spring Creek

225 Angel Street
Guntersville, Alabama
$314-420
1-2 BR

The Cove at Newhaven

1533 Willow Beach Rd
Guntersville, Alabama
$365-525
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Mill Run Apartments

85 Cedar Ridge Dr
Guntersville, Alabama
62+

The Colony Apartments

2020 Alabama Hwy 205 N
Albertville, Alabama

Willow Creek Apartments

1000 Baltimore Ave
Albertville, Alabama
Subsidized

Brookwood Park

912 W Main St
Albertville, Alabama
Subsidized

Lakeview Estates

3515 Wyeth Mountain Rd
Guntersville, Alabama

Mountain Lakes Apartments

2300 Deerman St
Guntersville, Alabama
Subsidized

Ridgewood Apartments

2500 Deerman St
Guntersville, Alabama
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Marshall County, Alabama

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Marshall County, Alabama

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marshall County, Alabama

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,408 affordable apartments for rent in Marshall County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Marshall County, Alabama

Marshall County features 1,009 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 Marshall County, Alabama

There are 399 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marshall County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marshall County, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marshall County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2022 Marshall County, 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
Marshall County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $550 $553 $715 $957 $970
Marshall County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $498 to $608 $644 to $787 $861 to $1,053 $873 to $1,067

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marshall County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,408
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,009
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $38,983 ±$1,262
Median Rent $594 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.55% ± 3.39pp
Total Population 94,318

Population and Household Demographics

Marshall County is a county in Alabama with a population of 94,318. There are 34,261 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 28.18% of households in Marshall County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marshall County

The median gross income for households in Marshall County is $38,983 a year, or $3,249 a month. The median rent for the county is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marshall County, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Marshall County.

Area Median Income In Marshall 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 Marshall County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,500

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 in Marshall 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 Marshall County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Marshall County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Marshall County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Marshall County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950

Cities In Marshall County

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City Served By
Albertville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Albertville are the Albertville Housing Authority and Arab Housing Authority.
Douglas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglas is the Arab Housing Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Arab Housing Authority.
Guntersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Guntersville are the Guntersville Housing Authority and Arab Housing Authority.
Union Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Grove is the Arab Housing Authority.