Reform, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 84 income based apartments in Reform where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 56 affordable apartments in Reform that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Reform, Alabama

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Reform. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Reform.

Reform Ha

500 6th Ave NW
Reform, Alabama

Reform Manor Apartments

569 Manor Cir
Reform, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Turtle Creek Apartments

202 Ball St
Reform, Alabama
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Affordable Housing Near Reform

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Reform

City Apartments
Aliceville, AL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Aliceville.
Gordo, AL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Gordo.
Carrollton, AL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Carrollton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Reform, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Reform Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Reform.

Reform, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Reform, Alabama

Reform features 84 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 Reform, Alabama

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Reform.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Reform, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Reform, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Reform, 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
Reform, Alabama Fair Market Rent $558 $562 $740 $979 $994
Reform, Alabama Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $881 to $1,077 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Reform, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $20,136 ±$4,251
Median Rent $363 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49% ± 16.39pp
Total Population 2,012

Population and Household Demographics

Reform is a city in Pickens County, Alabama with a population of 2,012. There are 771 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 45.53% of households in Reform are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Reform

The median gross income for households in Reform is $20,136 a year, or $1,678 a month. The median rent for the city is $363 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Reform, a household making less than $1,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49% of households who rent are overburdened in Reform.

Area Median Income In Reform

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 Reform, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pickens County.

In Reform, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,100

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 Reform

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 Reform

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Reform AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Reform AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Reform AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100