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Affordable Housing In Pickens County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pickens County

Treeline Apartments

198 Treeline Dr
Aliceville, Alabama

Westside Sterling Apartments

119 Westside Dr
Aliceville, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Sandpiper Apartments

100 Sandpiper St
Carrollton, Alabama

Aliceville Estates

328 Colonial Dr
Aliceville, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Carrollton Manor Apartments

Sanders St
Carrollton, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Summer Place

956 Reform St
Carrollton, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Reform Ha

500 6th Ave NW
Reform, Alabama

Grandview Gardens Apartments

617 Garden Dr
Gordo, Alabama

Franconia Village

118 McCrory Village Dr
Aliceville, Alabama

West Ridge Apartments

347 Industrial Park St
Gordo, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pickens County, Alabama

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 743 affordable apartments for rent in Pickens County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Pickens County, Alabama

Pickens County features 486 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 Pickens County, Alabama

There are 257 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pickens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pickens County, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pickens County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $551 and $673.

2020 Pickens County, 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
Fair Market Rent $486 $489 $612 $826 $829
Payment Standard Range $437 to $535 $440 to $538 $551 to $673 $743 to $909 $746 to $912

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pickens County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 743
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 486
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $30,330 ±$2,351
Median Rent $448 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.75% ± 6.11pp
Total Population 19,856

Population and Household Demographics

Pickens County is a county in Alabama with a population of 19,856. There are 7,644 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 28.23% of households in Pickens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pickens County

The median gross income for households in Pickens County is $30,330 a year, or $2,528 a month. The median rent for the county is $448 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pickens County, a household making less than $1,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Pickens County.

Area Median Income In Pickens County

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.

In Pickens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Pickens County

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 Pickens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
80% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900

Cities In Pickens County

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City Served By
Aliceville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aliceville is the Aliceville Housing Authority.
Reform The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reform is the Reform Housing Authority.