Affordable Housing In Monroe County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Eagle Point Apts

1600 S Mt. Pleasant Drive
Monroeville, Alabama

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Alabama

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 576 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Alabama

Monroe County features 312 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 Monroe County, Alabama

There are 264 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Monroe 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
Monroe County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $560 $655 $740 $1,046 $1,078
Monroe County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $590 to $721 $666 to $814 $941 to $1,151 $970 to $1,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monroe County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 576
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 312
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $27,257 ±$3,360
Median Rent $537 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.53% ± 4.35pp
Total Population 22,217

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a county in Alabama with a population of 22,217. There are 8,406 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 33.84% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $27,257 a year, or $2,271 a month. The median rent for the county is $537 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $1,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Monroe 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 Monroe County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe County 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 Monroe County 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 Monroe County 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

Cities In Monroe County

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City Served By
Frisco City
Monroeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroeville is the HA Monroeville.