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Affordable Housing In Montgomery
Montgomery County, Alabama

Waiting List Openings In Montgomery

Waiting ListStatus
Montgomery Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montgomery

Ravenwood Apartments

2230 Woodley Sq W
Montgomery, Alabama
1-3 BR

Liberty Square Apartments

3899 Liberty Square Drive
Montgomery, Alabama
1-3 BR

Estates at Northampton

5685 Express Dr
Montgomery, Alabama
1-3 BR

Virginia Meadows Apartments

4110 Fitpatrick Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Capitol Heights Place I & II

135 S Panama St
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Columbus Square

645 Columbus St
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Ahepa 23 I Apartments

1720 E Washington St
Montgomery, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Normandale Apartments

3770 Norman Bridge Rd
Montgomery, Alabama

Elizabeth Wright Apartments

5201 W Alabama Christian Dr
Montgomery, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Capital City Community Homes

5773 Carriage Barn Ln
Montgomery, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Montgomery

Housing Authority Programs
Montgomery Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montgomery, Alabama

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,540 affordable apartments for rent in Montgomery, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery features 2,706 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 Montgomery, Alabama

There are 2,834 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montgomery.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montgomery, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Montgomery landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Montgomery.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montgomery, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $817 and $999.

2021 Montgomery, 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
Montgomery, Alabama Fair Market Rent $640 $766 $908 $1,148 $1,520
Montgomery, Alabama Payment Standard Range $576 to $704 $689 to $843 $817 to $999 $1,033 to $1,263 $1,368 to $1,672

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Montgomery, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 5,540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,706
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $42,927 ±$966
Median Rent $814 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.75% ± 2.36pp
Total Population 202,967

Population and Household Demographics

Montgomery is a city in Montgomery County, Alabama with a population of 202,967. There are 79,866 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 43.69% of households in Montgomery are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montgomery

The median gross income for households in Montgomery is $42,927 a year, or $3,577 a month. The median rent for the city is $814 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montgomery, a household making less than $2,713 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Montgomery.

Area Median Income In Montgomery

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 Montgomery, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Montgomery, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Montgomery

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 Montgomery

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montgomery AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Montgomery AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montgomery AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400