Affordable Housing In Phenix City
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Phenix City
Housing Authorities that serve Phenix City
|Phenix City Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Phenix City, Alabama
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 839 affordable apartments for rent in Phenix City, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Phenix City, Alabama
Phenix City features 322 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 Phenix City, Alabama
There are 517 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Phenix City.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Phenix City, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Phenix City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Phenix City.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Phenix City, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.
2021 Phenix 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|
|Phenix City, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$590||$625||$824||$1,078||$1,227|
|Phenix City, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$531 to $649||$563 to $688||$742 to $906||$970 to $1,186||$1,104 to $1,350|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Phenix City, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||839|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||322|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||51.44%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.60|
|Average Household Size||2.57|
|Median Household Income||$36,698 ±$2,379|
|Median Rent||$757 ±$27|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.92% ± 5.36pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Phenix City is a city in Lee County, Alabama with a population of 36,639. There are 14,030 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 51.44% of households in Phenix City are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Phenix City
The median gross income for households in Phenix City is $36,698 a year, or $3,058 a month. The median rent for the city is $757 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Phenix City, a household making less than $2,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Phenix City.
Area Median Income In Phenix 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 Phenix City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.
In Phenix City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000
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 Phenix 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 Phenix City
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Phenix City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Phenix City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Phenix City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.