Affordable Housing In Russellville
Franklin County, Alabama

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Russellville

Creekstone Apartments

1570 Lawrence St E
Russellville, Alabama

Regency Plaza Apartments

100 Regency Plz
Russellville, Alabama

Village Square Apartments

100 Village Sq
Russellville, Alabama

Southwood Gardens

100 Cross Ave Plaza SE
Russellville, Alabama

Redwood Apartments

713 Washington Ave
Russellville, Alabama

Russell Devilla Apartments

100 Russell Devilla Plz
Russellville, Alabama

Willow Bend Apartments

711 Cross Ave SE
Russellville, Alabama

Ridgecrest Estates

1018 Washington Ave
Russellville, Alabama

Fox Ridge Apartments I

100 Foxridge Plz
Russellville, Alabama

Stonecrest Apartments

86 Flippen Ave SE
Russellville, Alabama

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Russellville, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Russellville, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Russellville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Russellville, Alabama

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 757 affordable apartments for rent in Russellville, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Russellville, Alabama

Russellville features 505 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 Russellville, Alabama

There are 252 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Russellville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Russellville, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Russellville, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Russellville, 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
Russellville, Alabama Fair Market Rent $530 $588 $705 $871 $1,171
Russellville, Alabama Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $529 to $647 $635 to $776 $784 to $958 $1,054 to $1,288

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Russellville, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 757
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 505
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.13%
Average Renter Household Size 3.24
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $29,859 ±$5,746
Median Rent $559 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.7% ± 12.46pp
Total Population 9,824

Population and Household Demographics

Russellville is a city in Franklin County, Alabama with a population of 9,824. There are 3,401 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 51.13% of households in Russellville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Russellville

The median gross income for households in Russellville is $29,859 a year, or $2,488 a month. The median rent for the city is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Russellville, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Russellville.

Area Median Income In Russellville

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 Russellville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Russellville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,600

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 Russellville

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 Russellville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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