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Westgate Apartments

82 East Central Ave
Chatom, Alabama
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1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Sunrise Apartments of Chatom

120 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, Alabama
1-3 BR

Westgate Apartments II ( Chatom )

82 E Central Ave
Chatom, Alabama

Chatom Apartments

16 Cochran Ave
Chatom, Alabama

Megan Manor

225 Bay Ave
Chatom, Alabama

Westhaven Apartments

30744 Highway 17
Millry, Alabama

There are 67 low-income apartments in Washington County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 78 low-income homes in Washington County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 9th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Washington County Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Alabama Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

Washington County, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

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 $795 and $971.

2023 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 $661 $712 $883 $1,075 $1,252
Washington County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $641 to $783 $795 to $971 $968 to $1,183 $1,127 to $1,377

Sourced from federal housing data and 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