Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Washington County, AL

Discover affordable housing in Washington County where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Westgate Apartments

82 East Central Ave, Chatom, Alabama 36518

bed 1-2

Megan Manor

225 Bay Ave, Chatom, Alabama 36518

bed 2-3

Sunrise Apartments of Chatom

120 Cochran Avenue, Chatom, Alabama 36518

bed 1-3
payment $515-575/mo.

Westhaven Apartments

30744 Highway 17, Millry, Alabama 36558

4182 Floyd Johnston Rd

4182 Floyd Johnston Rd, McIntosh, Alabama 36553

bed 1
payment $700/mo.

Chatom Apartments

16 Cochran Ave, Chatom, Alabama 0

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Washington County, Alabama

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Washington County, Alabama
$18.22/hour
$10.97 (+151%) more than Alabama minimum wage and $10.97 (+151%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Washington County, Alabama Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Washington County, Alabama.

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

How many renters live in Washington County, Alabama?

The County of Washington County has 15,434 people living in 5,506 households.

There are 1,552 renters living in 638 renter households in this County. Renters make up 10.06 percent of the population living in Washington County.

What is the rental market like in Washington County, Alabama?

There are an estimated 7,779 housing units in the Washington County area. Of these, 714 units are rental homes, making up 9 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Washington County, Alabama, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Washington County?

The rental vacancy rate in Washington County is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Washington County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
3 28 154 394 49
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County

A large number of apartments in Washington County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Washington County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 19 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Washington County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $713 to $1,302. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $713
One BR $785
Two BR $962
Three BR $1,163
Four BR $1,302
2024 Fair Market Rents in Washington County, Alabama

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Washington County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 3 100 percent
One BR 15 54 percent
Two BR 99 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Washington County, Alabama

How many affordable rental units are in Washington County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Washington County, Alabama including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 67
Public Housing 30
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 2
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 67
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Washington County, Alabama

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 43 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 $866 and $1,058.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.