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Affordable Housing In St Clair County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Clair County

Ashley Manor II Retirement Community

925 Ashley Dr
Moody, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Village at Rock Springs

Joe Adkins Dr
Moody, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Barrington Parc Apartments

6000 Barrington Pkwy
Moody, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers

Woodcroft Apartments

3131 Carl Morgan Rd
Moody, Alabama
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Other Housing Authorities located in St Clair County

Housing Authority Programs
Pell City Housing Authority Public Housing
Ragland Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Clair County, Alabama

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 256 affordable apartments for rent in St Clair County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in St Clair County, Alabama

St Clair County features 0 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 St Clair County, Alabama

There are 256 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Clair County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Clair County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St Clair County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in St Clair County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

St Clair County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $51,859 ±$1,549
Median Rent $699 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.12% ± 4.94pp
Total Population 85,864

Population and Household Demographics

St Clair County is a County in Alabama with a population of 85,864. There are 31,979 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 19.85% of households in St Clair County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Clair County

The median gross income for households in St Clair County is $51,859 a year, or $4,322 a month. The median rent for the county is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Clair County, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.12% of households who rent are overburdened in St Clair County.1

Area Median Income In St Clair 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 St Clair County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,400

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 St Clair 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 HUD Rental Assistance in St Clair County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,650 $17,850 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,050 $29,800 $33,500 $37,200 $40,200 $43,200 $46,150 $49,150
80% of Median $41,650 $47,600 $53,550 $59,500 $64,300 $69,050 $73,800 $78,550

Cities In St Clair County

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