Bessemer, AL Low Income Housing

Bessemer, AL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Bessemer, AL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Bessemer, AL?
To qualify for low income housing in Alabama, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Bessemer, AL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Bessemer, AL, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Bessemer, AL. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Bessemer, Alabama - Jefferson County

Studio Apartments $942
One Bedroom Apartments $1,075
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,376
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,494

List of Low Income Housing in or near Bessemer, AL

Bessemer Alabama Housing Authority

Bessemer Alabama Housing Authority - Bessemer

1515 Fairfax Avenue
Bessemer, AL - 35020
(205) 481-4420
Jefferson County
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Pines Apartments

Pines Apartments - Bessemer

600 Crumpton Dr Sw
Bessemer, AL - 35023
205-425-8472
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Jess Lanier Manor - Bessemer

1500 Exeter Av S
Bessemer, AL - 35020
(205)481-4438
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Vera House - Bessemer

1618 8th Ave N
Bessemer, AL - 35020
(205)426-6505
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Roosevelt Manor - Bessemer

5812 Ellington Street
Bessemer, AL - 35020
(205)425-8339
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Peppertree Apartments - Bessemer

28 Division St
Bessemer, AL - 35020
(205)425-0486
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Bessemer, AL

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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