Affordable Housing In Pickens County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pickens County

Treeline Apartments

198 Treeline Dr
Aliceville, AL

Westside Sterling Apartments

119 Westside Dr
Aliceville, AL
HCV Welcome

Sandpiper Apartments

100 Sandpiper St
Carrollton, AL

Aliceville Estates

328 Colonial Dr
Aliceville, AL
HCV Welcome

Carrollton Manor Apartments

Sanders St
Carrollton, AL
HCV Welcome

Summer Place

956 Reform St
Carrollton, AL
HCV Welcome

Reform Ha

500 6th Ave NW
Reform, AL

Grandview Gardens Apartments

617 Garden Dr
Gordo, AL

Franconia Village

118 McCrory Village Dr
Aliceville, AL

West Ridge Apartments

347 Industrial Park St
Gordo, AL
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Pickens County

Housing Authority Programs
Reform Housing Authority Public Housing
Aliceville Housing Authority Public Housing
Gordo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pickens County, Alabama

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 695 affordable apartments for rent in Pickens County, Alabama. Pickens County features 438 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 257 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pickens County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pickens County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 695
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 438
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.1

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 $49,100

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 Pickens County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
50% of Median $18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
80% of Median $28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pickens County

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

From 1990 to 2008, 8 low income apartment communities containing 283 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pickens County 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 Pickens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
60% of Median $21,660 $24,720 $27,840 $30,900 $33,420 $35,880 $38,340 $40,800

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 Pickens County is $27,840 a year, or $2,320 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,320 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $696 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% $451 $483 $580 $670 $748 $824
60% $542 $580 $696 $804 $897 $989
Fair Market Rents in Pickens County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$486 $489 $612 $826 $829

Cities In Pickens County

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City Listings Served By
Gordo 4
Carrollton 3
Aliceville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aliceville is the Aliceville Housing Authority.
Reform 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reform is the Reform Housing Authority.
Ethelsville 0
Macedonia 0
McMullen 0
Memphis 0
Pickensville 0