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Affordable Housing In Russellville
Franklin County, Alabama

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Russellville

Regency Plaza Apartments

100 Regency Plz
Russellville, Alabama
Subsidized

Village Square Apartments

100 Village Sq
Russellville, Alabama
Subsidized

Southwood Gardens

100 Cross Ave Plaza SE
Russellville, Alabama
Subsidized

Redwood Apartments

713 Washington Ave
Russellville, Alabama

Russell Devilla Apartments

100 Russell Devilla Plz
Russellville, Alabama
Subsidized

Willow Bend Apartments

711 Cross Ave SE
Russellville, Alabama

Ridgecrest Estates

1018 Washington Ave
Russellville, Alabama
Subsidized

Fox Ridge Apartments I

100 Foxridge Plz
Russellville, Alabama

Stonecrest Apartments

86 Flippen Ave SE
Russellville, Alabama

Fox Ridge Apartments II

200 Foxridge Plz
Russellville, Alabama

Housing Authorities that serve Russellville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Russellville, Alabama

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 709 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 204 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 $571 and $697.

2021 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 $479 $539 $634 $796 $1,043
Russellville, Alabama Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $485 to $593 $571 to $697 $716 to $876 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Russellville, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 709
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