Affordable Housing In Roanoke
Randolph County, Alabama

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Roanoke

Alfred Radney Apartments

241 County Road 79
Roanoke, Alabama

Knollwood Retirement Center

1725 Highway 431
Roanoke, Alabama
Elderly Supportive Housing

Roanoke Arms Apartments

364 Field St
Roanoke, Alabama

Wellington Terrace

149 County Road 79
Roanoke, Alabama

Roanoke Gdn Estates

1200 Rebecca Ln
Roanoke, Alabama

Rock Mills Gdn Apartments

341 Co Rd 75
Roanoke, Alabama

Northgate Apartments

Franklin Rd
Roanoke, Alabama

Harvey Enloe Homes

219 Avenue A
Roanoke, Alabama

Emery Pointe

159 County Road 79
Roanoke, Alabama

Roanoke Garden Apartments

468 Rebecca Ln
Roanoke, Alabama

Housing Authorities that serve Roanoke

Housing Authority Programs
Roanoke Housing Authority Public Housing
Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Roanoke, Alabama

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 388 affordable apartments for rent in Roanoke, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Roanoke, Alabama

Roanoke features 220 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 Roanoke, Alabama

There are 168 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Roanoke.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Roanoke, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Roanoke, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $571 and $697.

2021 Roanoke, 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
Roanoke, Alabama Fair Market Rent $479 $556 $634 $857 $860
Roanoke, Alabama Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $500 to $612 $571 to $697 $771 to $943 $774 to $946

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Roanoke, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 388
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 220
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $34,956 ±$4,469
Median Rent $558 ±$132
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.26% ± 17.18pp
Total Population 6,013

Population and Household Demographics

Roanoke is a city in Randolph County, Alabama with a population of 6,013. There are 2,449 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 40.42% of households in Roanoke are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Roanoke

The median gross income for households in Roanoke is $34,956 a year, or $2,913 a month. The median rent for the city is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Roanoke, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Roanoke.

Area Median Income In Roanoke

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 Roanoke, the AMI is calculated from all households within Randolph County.

In Roanoke, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,100

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 Roanoke

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 Roanoke

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Roanoke AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Roanoke AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Roanoke AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250