Affordable Housing In Tuscaloosa County
49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tuscaloosa County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
|Tuscaloosa Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
There are 49 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,979 affordable apartments for rent in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Tuscaloosa County features 2,839 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 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
There are 1,140 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tuscaloosa County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tuscaloosa County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Tuscaloosa County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $834 and $1,020.
2022 Tuscaloosa 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|
|Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Fair Market Rent||$758||$762||$927||$1,162||$1,257|
|Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Payment Standard Range||$682 to $834||$686 to $838||$834 to $1,020||$1,046 to $1,278||$1,131 to $1,383|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Tuscaloosa County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||49|
|Total Low Income Apartments||3,979|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,839|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.12%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.63|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Median Household Income||$46,565 ±$1,280|
|Median Rent||$785 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||48.58% ± 2.77pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Tuscaloosa County is a county in Alabama with a population of 200,458. There are 69,128 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 36.12% of households in Tuscaloosa County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Tuscaloosa County
The median gross income for households in Tuscaloosa County is $46,565 a year, or $3,880 a month. The median rent for the county is $785 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tuscaloosa County, a household making less than $2,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Tuscaloosa County.
Area Median Income In Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,600
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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tuscaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tuscaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tuscaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Tuscaloosa County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Brookwood||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookwood is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Coaling||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coaling is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Coker||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coker is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Holt||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holt is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Lake View||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake View is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Northport||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northport are the Northport Housing Authority and Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|
|Tuscaloosa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuscaloosa is the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority.|