Affordable Housing In Oneonta
Blount County, Alabama

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oneonta

Dennis H Bynum Apartments

619 Woodmeadow St
Oneonta, Alabama

Mccays Landing II

1658 Pocota Dr
Oneonta, Alabama

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oneonta, 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 Oneonta, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Oneonta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oneonta, Alabama

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 668 affordable apartments for rent in Oneonta, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Oneonta, Alabama

Oneonta features 245 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 Oneonta, Alabama

There are 423 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oneonta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oneonta, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oneonta landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Oneonta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oneonta, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $849 and $1,037.

2022 Oneonta, 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
Oneonta, Alabama Fair Market Rent $765 $820 $943 $1,220 $1,316
Oneonta, Alabama Payment Standard Range $689 to $842 $738 to $902 $849 to $1,037 $1,098 to $1,342 $1,184 to $1,448

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oneonta, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 668
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 245
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $36,852 ±$6,268
Median Rent $548 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.21% ± 10.05pp
Total Population 6,633

Population and Household Demographics

Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama with a population of 6,633. There are 2,576 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 44.18% of households in Oneonta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oneonta

The median gross income for households in Oneonta is $36,852 a year, or $3,071 a month. The median rent for the city is $548 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oneonta, a household making less than $1,827 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Oneonta.

Area Median Income In Oneonta

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 Oneonta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Blount County.

In Oneonta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,800

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 Oneonta

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 Oneonta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oneonta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oneonta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,700 $33,950 $38,200 $42,400 $45,800 $49,200 $52,600 $56,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oneonta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,300 $61,100 $67,850 $73,300 $78,750 $84,150 $89,600