Affordable Housing In Montgomery County
Alabama

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montgomery County

Ravenwood Apartments

2230 Woodley Sq W
Montgomery, Alabama
$400-805
1-3 BR

Liberty Square Apartments

3899 Liberty Square Drive
Montgomery, Alabama
$590-799
1-3 BR

Estates at Northampton

5685 Express Dr
Montgomery, Alabama
$505-730
1-3 BR

St Jude Apartments

2018 W Fairview Ave
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Vista Terrace

650 Vista Terrace Dr
Montgomery, Alabama
$600-675
2-3 BR

Columbus Square

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

Virginia Meadows Apartments

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

The Terrace

1301 Adams Ave
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Virginia Downs Apartments

4440 Virginia Loop Rd
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Capitol Heights Place I & II

135 S Panama St
Montgomery, Alabama
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montgomery County, Alabama

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,233 affordable apartments for rent in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Montgomery County, Alabama

Montgomery County features 3,279 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 County, Alabama

There are 2,954 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montgomery County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montgomery County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Montgomery County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Montgomery County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montgomery County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $823 and $1,005.

2022 Montgomery 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
Montgomery County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $643 $764 $914 $1,156 $1,494
Montgomery County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $688 to $840 $823 to $1,005 $1,040 to $1,272 $1,345 to $1,643

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Montgomery County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 6,233
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,279
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $44,369 ±$1,030
Median Rent $814 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.4% ± 2.31pp
Total Population 228,138

Population and Household Demographics

Montgomery County is a county in Alabama with a population of 228,138. There are 89,532 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 40.8% of households in Montgomery County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montgomery County

The median gross income for households in Montgomery County is $44,369 a year, or $3,697 a month. The median rent for the county is $814 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montgomery County, a household making less than $2,713 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Montgomery County.

Area Median Income In Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,500

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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,900 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750

Cities In Montgomery County

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City Served By
Montgomery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Montgomery Housing Authority.
Pike Road The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike Road is the Montgomery Housing Authority.