Affordable Housing In Ozark
Dale County, Alabama

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ozark

Ozark Group Home

306 Harris Rd
Ozark, AL
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ozark Manor

1515 Mixon School Rd
Ozark, AL

Fuqua - Walding Apartments

1525 Mixon School Rd
Ozark, AL

Harris Hills Apartments

1177 Harris Rd
Ozark, AL
HCV Welcome

Brookridge Apartments

261 Valentine St
Ozark, AL
HCV Welcome

Oakview Manor Retirement Center

929 Mixon School Rd
Ozark, AL

Ozark Ha

224 Ross Dr
Ozark, AL

Arrow Head Apartments

1926 S Union Ave
Ozark, AL
HCV Welcome

Herring Hillcrest Homes

121 Stokes Ave
Ozark, AL

Glenway Homes

115 Larry Ct
Ozark, AL
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 618 affordable apartments for rent in Ozark. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 523 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Ozark, HUD housing programs support 61 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 95 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Ozark

Housing Authority Programs
Ozark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; 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 Ozark, Alabama

Ozark, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 618
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 523
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Total Population 14,786
Housing Units 6,033
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $37,813 ±$3,257
Median Rent $558 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.07% ± 7.53pp

Population and Household Demographics

Ozark is a City in Dale County, Alabama with a population of 14,786. There are 6,033 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 35.54% of households in Ozark are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ozark

The median gross income for households in Ozark is $37,813 a year, or $3,151 a month. The median rent for the city is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ozark, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Ozark.1

Area Median Income In Ozark

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

In Ozark, 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 Ozark

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 Ozark HUD Rental Assistance in Ozark

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ozark

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2004, 2 low income apartment communities containing 47 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ozark by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ozark

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
60% of Median $24,600 $28,080 $31,620 $35,100 $37,920 $40,740 $43,560 $46,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ozark is $31,620 a year, or $2,635 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,635 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $791 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $513 $549 $659 $761 $849 $937
60% $615 $659 $791 $913 $1,019 $1,124
Fair Market Rents in Ozark

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$477 $501 $629 $850 $1,105