Affordable Housing In Pell City
Baldwin County, Alabama

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pell City

Parkwood Apartments

550 Wood Dr
Pell City, Alabama
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1-3 BR

South Hills

100 Broken Angle
Pell City, Alabama

Parkwood Apartments

7th Ave N 19th St
Pell City, Alabama

Greenwood Homes

508 15th St N
Pell City, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing

Meadowood Apartments

945 Cogswell Ave
Pell City, Alabama


310 7th Ct N
Pell City, Alabama

Crestview Gardens

97 31st St N
Pell City, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pell City, 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 Pell City, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Pell City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pell City, Alabama

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 416 affordable apartments for rent in Pell City, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Pell City, Alabama

Pell City features 128 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 Pell City, Alabama

There are 288 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pell City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pell City, Alabama

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

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

2022 Pell City, 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
Pell City, Alabama Fair Market Rent $772 $777 $1,017 $1,348 $1,715
Pell City, 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.

Pell City, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 416
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $41,944 ±$6,696
Median Rent $695 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.1% ± 10.57pp
Total Population 13,312

Population and Household Demographics

Pell City is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama with a population of 13,312. There are 5,225 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 43% of households in Pell City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pell City

The median gross income for households in Pell City is $41,944 a year, or $3,495 a month. The median rent for the city is $695 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pell City, a household making less than $2,317 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Pell City.

Area Median Income In Pell City

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 Pell City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Baldwin County.

In Pell City, 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 Pell City

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 Pell City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pell City 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 Pell City 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 Pell City 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