Affordable Housing In Washington County
Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Sunrise Apartments of Chatom

120 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, Alabama
$515-575
1-3 BR

Westgate Apartments

82 East Central Ave
Chatom, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Megan Manor

225 Bay Ave
Chatom, Alabama

Chatom Apartments

16 Cochran Ave
Chatom, Alabama

Westhaven Apartments

30744 Highway 17
Millry, Alabama

Westgate Apartments II ( Chatom )

82 E Central Ave
Chatom, Alabama
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Washington 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 Washington County, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Washington County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 145 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Alabama

Washington County features 78 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 Washington County, Alabama

There are 67 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Washington County.

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

2022 Washington 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
Washington County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $543 $566 $705 $901 $956
Washington County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $509 to $623 $635 to $776 $811 to $991 $860 to $1,052

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 145
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 78
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.08%
Average Renter Household Size 3.02
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $42,811 ±$2,262
Median Rent $569 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.01% ± 7.45pp
Total Population 16,997

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Alabama with a population of 16,997. There are 6,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 16.08% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $42,811 a year, or $3,568 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,800

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 Washington 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 Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Chatom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chatom is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Deer Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Park is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Fairford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairford is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Fruitdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitdale is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Hobson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hobson is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Leroy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leroy is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Malcolm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malcolm is the Washington County Housing Authority.
McIntosh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McIntosh is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Millry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millry is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Sims Chapel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sims Chapel is the Washington County Housing Authority.
St. Stephens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Stephens is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Tibbie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tibbie is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Vinegar Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vinegar Bend is the Washington County Housing Authority.