Affordable Housing In Walker County
Alabama

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walker County

The Village at Blackwell Farms

504 Blackwell Dairy Rd
Jasper, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Oaks Apartments

363 Water Oak St
Oakman, Alabama

Oakman Terrace Apartments

377 Bason St
Oakman, Alabama
Subsidized

East Elderly Village

1108 24th St SE
Jasper, Alabama
Subsidized

Piney Grove Apartments

74 Piney Grove Dr
Jasper, Alabama
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jasper Group Home

9670 Smith Lake Dam Rd
Jasper, Alabama
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Forest Ridge

106 Forest Ridge Cir
Carbon Hill, Alabama

High Forest Apartments II

77 High Forest Ln
Jasper, Alabama

C.A.P.E.

696 Eleven Foot Rd
Carbon Hill, Alabama
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sunburst Homes

1901 10th Ave
Jasper, Alabama
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Walker County, Alabama

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,282 affordable apartments for rent in Walker County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Walker County, Alabama

Walker County features 961 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 Walker County, Alabama

There are 321 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walker County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Walker County, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walker County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Walker 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
Walker County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $530 $536 $705 $900 $956
Walker County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $482 to $590 $635 to $776 $810 to $990 $860 to $1,052

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Walker County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,282
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 961
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $35,843 ±$1,700
Median Rent $584 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.28% ± 4.41pp
Total Population 65,923

Population and Household Demographics

Walker County is a county in Alabama with a population of 65,923. There are 25,602 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 26.01% of households in Walker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walker County

The median gross income for households in Walker County is $35,843 a year, or $2,987 a month. The median rent for the county is $584 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walker County, a household making less than $1,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Walker County.

Area Median Income In Walker 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 Walker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Walker 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 Walker County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Walker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Walker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,400 $23,300 $26,200 $29,100 $31,450 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Walker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,600 $37,250 $41,900 $46,550 $50,300 $54,000 $57,750 $61,450

Cities In Walker County

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City Served By
Carbon Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carbon Hill are the Carbon Hill Housing Authority and Walker County Housing Authority.
Cordova The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cordova are the Housing Authority of Cordova and Walker County Housing Authority.
Dora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dora is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Eldridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eldridge is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Jasper The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jasper are the Jasper Housing Authority and Walker County Housing Authority.
Kansas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kansas is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Nauvoo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nauvoo is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Oakman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakman is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Parrish The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parrish is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Sipsey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sipsey is the Walker County Housing Authority.