Affordable Housing In Tuscumbia
Colbert County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tuscumbia

Keller Court Apartments

901 Keller Ln
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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1-3 BR

Ivy Pointe II Apartments

400 John Aldridge Dr
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Oak Terrace

705 Shoemaker Dr
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spring Creek Apartments

1200 Avenue a
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Gary Courts

101 Davis Ct
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Timberline Apartments

108 Timberline St
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tuscumbia, 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 Tuscumbia, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Tuscumbia Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tuscumbia, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 532 affordable apartments for rent in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Tuscumbia, Alabama

Tuscumbia features 420 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 Tuscumbia, Alabama

There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tuscumbia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tuscumbia, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tuscumbia, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $676 and $826.

2022 Tuscumbia, 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
Tuscumbia, Alabama Fair Market Rent $525 $575 $751 $935 $1,173
Tuscumbia, Alabama Payment Standard Range $473 to $578 $518 to $633 $676 to $826 $842 to $1,029 $1,056 to $1,290

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tuscumbia, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 532
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 420
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $41,176 ±$6,018
Median Rent $634 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.18% ± 12.01pp
Total Population 8,537

Population and Household Demographics

Tuscumbia is a city in Colbert County, Alabama with a population of 8,537. There are 3,626 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 37.62% of households in Tuscumbia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tuscumbia

The median gross income for households in Tuscumbia is $41,176 a year, or $3,431 a month. The median rent for the city is $634 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tuscumbia, a household making less than $2,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Tuscumbia.

Area Median Income In Tuscumbia

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 Tuscumbia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Colbert County.

In Tuscumbia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,200

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 Tuscumbia

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 Tuscumbia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tuscumbia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tuscumbia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tuscumbia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,200 $43,650 $49,100 $54,550 $58,950 $63,300 $67,650 $72,050