Affordable Housing In Mckenzie
Butler County, Alabama

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mckenzie

Ivy Village

11 Ivy St
Mckenzie, Alabama

Hillcross Haven

11 Hillcross St
Mckenzie, Alabama

Cedarwood Apts

598 Hartley Street
Mckenzie, Alabama
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Mckenzie, Alabama

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 65 affordable apartments for rent in Mckenzie, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Mckenzie, Alabama

Mckenzie features 65 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 Mckenzie, Alabama

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mckenzie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mckenzie, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mckenzie landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mckenzie.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mckenzie, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $685 and $837.

2023 Mckenzie, 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
Mckenzie, Alabama Fair Market Rent $576 $664 $761 $926 $1,022
Mckenzie, Alabama Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $598 to $730 $685 to $837 $833 to $1,019 $920 to $1,124

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mckenzie, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 65
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 65
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $31,500 ±$19,443
Median Rent $272 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.21% ± 22.31pp
Total Population 551

Population and Household Demographics

Mckenzie is a city in Butler County, Alabama with a population of 551. There are 198 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 29.29% of households in Mckenzie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mckenzie

The median gross income for households in Mckenzie is $31,500 a year, or $2,625 a month. The median rent for the city is $272 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mckenzie, a household making less than $907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Mckenzie.

Area Median Income In Mckenzie

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 Mckenzie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Butler County.

In Mckenzie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,100

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 Mckenzie

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 Mckenzie

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mckenzie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mckenzie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mckenzie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100