Affordable Housing In Walker County
Alabama

Affordable Housing programs support 961 income based apartments in Walker County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 321 affordable apartments in Walker County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Walker County, Alabama

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Walker County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Walker County.

The Village at Blackwell Farms

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

Oaks Apartments

363 Water Oak St
Oakman, Alabama
Affordable

Oakman Terrace Apartments

377 Bason St
Oakman, Alabama
Rent Assisted

East Elderly Village

1108 24th St SE
Jasper, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Piney Grove Apartments

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

Jasper Group Home

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

Forest Ridge

106 Forest Ridge Cir
Carbon Hill, Alabama
Affordable

High Forest Apartments II

77 High Forest Ln
Jasper, Alabama
Affordable

C.A.P.E.

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

Sunburst Homes

1901 10th Ave
Jasper, Alabama
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Walker County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Walker County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Carbon Hill, AL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Carbon Hill.
Affordable Housing In Cordova, AL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Cordova.
Affordable Housing In Dora, AL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Dora.
Affordable Housing In Jasper, AL Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Jasper.
Affordable Housing In Oakman, AL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Oakman.
Affordable Housing In Parrish, AL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Parrish.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Walker County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Walker County.

Walker County, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

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 $666 and $814.

2023 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 $560 $562 $740 $1,004 $1,042
Walker County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $904 to $1,104 $938 to $1,146

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 $63,900

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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
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.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
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.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500