Winston County, Alabama Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 232 income based apartments in Winston County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 44 affordable apartments in Winston County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Winston County, Alabama

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Winston County. Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Winston County.

Highridge Apartments

P.O. Box 1227
Double Springs, Alabama
Affordable

Cardinal Apartments

48 Westridge Dr
Addison, Alabama
Affordable

Double Springs Village Apartments

244 Old Cheatham Rd
Double Springs, Alabama
Rent Assisted

Seymour House

591 Old Cheatham Rd
Double Springs, Alabama
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Double Springs

323 Vanderford Rd W
Lynn, Alabama
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Affordable Housing In Winston County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Winston County

City Apartments
Double Springs, AL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Double Springs.
Addison, AL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Addison.
Lynn, AL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lynn.

Winston County, Alabama Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Winston County, Alabama

Winston County features 232 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 Winston County, Alabama

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winston County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winston County landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Winston County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winston County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Winston 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
Winston County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $560 $562 $740 $1,014 $1,018
Winston County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $913 to $1,115 $916 to $1,120

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winston County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 276
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $33,194 ±$2,169
Median Rent $515 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.35% ± 5.31pp
Total Population 24,130

Population and Household Demographics

Winston County is a county in Alabama with a population of 24,130. There are 9,406 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 23.79% of households in Winston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winston County

The median gross income for households in Winston County is $33,194 a year, or $2,766 a month. The median rent for the county is $515 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winston County, a household making less than $1,717 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Winston County.

Area Median Income In Winston 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 Winston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,200

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 Winston 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 Winston County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Winston 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 Winston 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 Winston 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