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Affordable Housing In Newton
Dale County, Alabama

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton

Newton Homes

15 Boyd St
Newton, Alabama
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Housing Authorities that serve Newton

Housing Authority Programs
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
MCHA Communities LLC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton, Alabama

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 33 affordable apartments for rent in Newton, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Newton, Alabama

Newton features 33 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 Newton, Alabama

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $551 and $673.

2020 Newton, 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
Fair Market Rent $498 $501 $612 $829 $1,075
Payment Standard Range $448 to $548 $451 to $551 $551 to $673 $746 to $912 $968 to $1,183

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newton, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 33
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 33
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $41,198 ±$5,955
Median Rent $587 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 19.46pp
Total Population 1,709

Population and Household Demographics

Newton is a city in Dale County, Alabama with a population of 1,709. There are 659 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 23.37% of households in Newton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton

The median gross income for households in Newton is $41,198 a year, or $3,433 a month. The median rent for the city is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton.

Area Median Income In Newton

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 Newton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dale County.

In Newton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Newton

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 Newton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
50% of Median $20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
80% of Median $32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800