Affordable Housing In Sumter County
Alabama

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sumter County

Alex Place

100 Alex Pl
Livingston, Alabama
$345-435
1-3 BR

Lake Ridge Apartments

650 Hopkins St
Livingston, Alabama
Income Based
2-3 BR

Sumter County Apartments

237 W 5th Ave
York, Alabama
Subsidized

Greenfield Apartments

1122 N Washington St
Livingston, Alabama
Subsidized

Livingston Meadows

1310 Us 11 Hwy N
Livingston, Alabama
Subsidized

Wendy Hills Subdivision

72 Williams Rd
Gainesville, Alabama
Subsidized

York Elderly Apartments

100 Booker Ln
York, Alabama
Subsidized

Northside Village

209 Willow St
Livingston, Alabama

York Villas

699 Country Club Rd
York, Alabama
Subsidized

Lake Forest II Apartments

100 Lake Forest Est
Livingston, Alabama
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sumter County, 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 Sumter County, Alabama

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sumter County, Alabama

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 810 affordable apartments for rent in Sumter County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Sumter County, Alabama

Sumter County features 678 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 Sumter County, Alabama

There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sumter County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sumter County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sumter County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Sumter County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sumter County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $807 and $987.

2023 Sumter County, 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
Sumter County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $679 $690 $897 $1,092 $1,211
Sumter County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $611 to $747 $621 to $759 $807 to $987 $983 to $1,201 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sumter County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 810
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 678
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $19,501 ±$2,420
Median Rent $555 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.02% ± 9.01pp
Total Population 13,341

Population and Household Demographics

Sumter County is a county in Alabama with a population of 13,341. There are 4,815 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 32.11% of households in Sumter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sumter County

The median gross income for households in Sumter County is $19,501 a year, or $1,625 a month. The median rent for the county is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sumter County, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Sumter County.

Area Median Income In Sumter 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 Sumter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Sumter 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 Sumter County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sumter County 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 Sumter County 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 Sumter County 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

Cities In Sumter County

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City Served By
Bellamy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellamy is the York Housing Authority.
Cuba The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cuba is the York Housing Authority.
Emelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emelle is the York Housing Authority.
Epes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Epes is the York Housing Authority.
Gainesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gainesville is the York Housing Authority.
Geiger The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geiger is the York Housing Authority.
Livingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Livingston are the Housing Authority of the City of Livingston and York Housing Authority.
Panola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Panola is the York Housing Authority.
York The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the York Housing Authority.