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Affordable Housing In York
Sumter County, Alabama

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In York

Sumter County Apartments

237 W 5th Ave
York, Alabama

York Elderly Apartments

100 Booker Ln
York, Alabama

York Villas

699 Country Club Rd
York, Alabama

Mcdonald Court

112 Campbell St
York, Alabama

Yorktown Village

201 Mallard Dr
York, Alabama
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve York

Housing Authority Programs
York Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in York, Alabama

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 274 affordable apartments for rent in York, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in York, Alabama

York features 238 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 York, Alabama

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in York.

Housing Choice Vouchers in York, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay York landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in York.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in York, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2020 York, 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
Fair Market Rent $557 $561 $739 $921 $1,001
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $505 to $617 $665 to $813 $829 to $1,013 $901 to $1,101

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

York, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 274
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 238
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $17,399 ±$2,364
Median Rent $388 ±$235
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.74% ± 16.5pp
Total Population 2,652

Population and Household Demographics

York is a City in Sumter County, Alabama with a population of 2,652. There are 977 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 35.31% of households in York are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in York

The median gross income for households in York is $17,399 a year, or $1,450 a month. The median rent for the city is $388 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In York, a household making less than $1,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.74% of households who rent are overburdened in York.1

Area Median Income In York

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For York, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sumter County.

In York, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $39,900

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 York

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 York

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
50% of Median $18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $25,750 $27,850 $29,900 $31,950 $34,000
80% of Median $28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400