Affordable Housing In Walker County
24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walker County
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
|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 $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|
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
|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 Walker 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 Walker 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 Walker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Walker County
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|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.|