Affordable Housing In Orange Beach
Baldwin County, Alabama

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange Beach

Sawgrass Apartments

24070 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, Alabama

Bayview Estates

24598 Gulf Bay Rd
Orange Beach, Alabama
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange Beach, Alabama

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach, Alabama

There are 95 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange Beach, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange Beach, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2022 Orange Beach, 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
Orange Beach, Alabama Fair Market Rent $772 $777 $1,017 $1,348 $1,715
Orange Beach, Alabama Payment Standard Range $695 to $849 $699 to $855 $915 to $1,119 $1,213 to $1,483 $1,544 to $1,887

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Orange Beach, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $57,535 ±$7,041
Median Rent $778 ±$257
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.64% ± 13.73pp
Total Population 5,682

Population and Household Demographics

Orange Beach is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama with a population of 5,682. There are 2,497 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 35.52% of households in Orange Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange Beach

The median gross income for households in Orange Beach is $57,535 a year, or $4,795 a month. The median rent for the city is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange Beach, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange Beach.

Area Median Income In Orange Beach

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 Orange Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Baldwin County.

In Orange Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,500

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 Orange Beach

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 Orange Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orange Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,550 $23,100 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orange Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,950 $34,200 $38,500 $42,750 $46,200 $49,600 $53,050 $56,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orange Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,900 $54,750 $61,600 $68,400 $73,900 $79,350 $84,850 $90,300