Affordable Housing In New Union
Etowah County, Alabama

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Union, Alabama

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in New Union, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in New Union, Alabama

New Union features 0 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 New Union, Alabama

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Union, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Union, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $692 and $846.

2023 New Union, 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
New Union, Alabama Fair Market Rent $514 $660 $769 $973 $1,033
New Union, Alabama Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $594 to $726 $692 to $846 $876 to $1,070 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Union, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.73
Average Household Size 3.28
Median Household Income $36,429 ±$33,732
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 100% ± 94.05pp
Total Population 1,088

Population and Household Demographics

New Union is a city in Etowah County, Alabama with a population of 1,088. There are 332 households in the city with an average household size of 3.28 persons. 7.83% of households in New Union are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Union

The median gross income for households in New Union is $36,429 a year, or $3,036 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Union, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 100% of households who rent are overburdened in New Union.

Area Median Income In New Union

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 New Union, the AMI is calculated from all households within Etowah County.

In New Union, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 New Union

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 New Union

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Union AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Union AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Union AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750