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Shiloh Apartments

1960 Shiloh Loop
Opelika, Alabama

Pinehurst Villas

1500 Pinehurst Dr
Opelika, Alabama
1-3 BR


1960 Solstice Cir
Opelika, Alabama

Hardaway Homes

541 S Antioch Cir
Opelika, Alabama
Public Housing

Hyatt Homes

504 Raintree St
Opelika, Alabama
Public Housing
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There are 594 low-income apartments in Opelika that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 754 low-income homes in Opelika where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $320 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 31st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Opelika, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Opelika Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Opelika.

Opelika, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Opelika, Alabama

Opelika features 754 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 Opelika, Alabama

There are 594 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Opelika.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Opelika, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Opelika landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Opelika.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Opelika, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $893 and $1,091.

2023 Opelika, 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
Opelika, Alabama Fair Market Rent $722 $774 $992 $1,327 $1,393
Opelika, Alabama Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $697 to $851 $893 to $1,091 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,254 to $1,532

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Opelika, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,348
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 754
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $40,489 ±$4,610
Median Rent $690 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.68% ± 6.96pp
Total Population 28,544

Population and Household Demographics

Opelika is a city in Lee County, Alabama with a population of 28,544. There are 11,276 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 40.79% of households in Opelika are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Opelika

The median gross income for households in Opelika is $40,489 a year, or $3,374 a month. The median rent for the city is $690 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Opelika, a household making less than $2,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Opelika.

Area Median Income In Opelika

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 Opelika, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.

In Opelika, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,900

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 Opelika

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 Opelika

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Opelika AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,150 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Opelika AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $41,950 $45,350 $48,700 $52,050 $55,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Opelika AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,000 $53,700 $60,400 $67,100 $72,500 $77,850 $83,250 $88,600