Birmingham, AL Low Income Housing

Birmingham, AL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Birmingham, AL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Birmingham, 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 Birmingham, AL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Birmingham, 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 Birmingham, 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 Birmingham, 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 Birmingham, AL

New Haven Apartments - Affordable Housing

New Haven Apartments - Affordable Housing - Birmingham

13 Avenue West
Birmingham, AL - 35214
(205) 798-0880
Jefferson County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): Income based
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Abbington Summit - AL

Abbington Summit - AL - Birmingham

951 Old Grants Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL - 35210
(205) 206-7111
Jefferson County

Valley Brook Apartments - Affordable Community

Valley Brook Apartments - Affordable Community - Birmingham

2923 Gallant Drive
Birmingham, AL - 35215
(205) 730-9042
Jefferson County

Summit Ridge - Affordable Community

Summit Ridge - Affordable Community - Birmingham

149 Haversham Drive NW
Birmingham, AL - 35215
(205) 848-5248
Jefferson County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 600- dollars
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Marland Apartments - Birmingham

2727 Jefferson Ave SW
Birmingham, AL - 35211
(205) 202-5904
Jefferson County

Four Winds West - Birmingham

1301 Monroe Ave SW
Birmingham, AL - 35211
(205) 787-7883
Jefferson County

Bankhead Towers

Bankhead Towers - Birmingham

2300 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL - 35203
(205) 252-1900
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Fair Park Apartments

Fair Park Apartments - Birmingham

4800 Court V
Birmingham, AL - 35208
(205) 925-6000
Jefferson County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 882$
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): Lights
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Alameda Terrace Apartments

Alameda Terrace Apartments - Birmingham

1750 Alameda Court
Birmingham, AL - 35211
205-925-6000
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Forest Hills Village Apartments

Forest Hills Village Apartments - Birmingham

2615 Tempest Drive
Birmingham, AL - 35211
(205) 925-5308
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Birmingham Towers

Birmingham Towers - Birmingham

2712 31st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL - 35207
(205) 322-0728
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Deer Park Apartments

Deer Park Apartments - Birmingham

304 16th Place South West
Birmingham, AL - 35211
(205) 925-6000
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Chalkville Manor - Birmingham

101 Chalkville Manor Drive
Birmingham, AL - 35215
(205) 853-8096
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Farrington Apartments

Farrington Apartments - Birmingham

2935 Creek Ln
Birmingham, AL - 35215
(205) 853-7427
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Episcopal Place Ii

Episcopal Place Ii - Birmingham

1100 South 26th Street
Birmingham, AL - 35205
(205) 939-0085
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Episcopal Place

Episcopal Place - Birmingham

1112 26th Street South
Birmingham, AL - 35205
(205) 939-0085
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

East Lake House - Birmingham

7901 First Avenue South
Birmingham, AL - 35206
(205) 833-1798
Jefferson County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Naca (neighborhood Assistance Corporation Of America) Birmingham, Al

Naca (neighborhood Assistance Corporation Of America) Birmingham, Al - Birmingham

529 Beacon Parkway West, Suite 204
Birmingham, AL - 35209
(205) 942-8111
Jefferson County

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Birmingham,

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Birmingham, - Birmingham

601 19th Street, North
Birmingham, AL - 35203
(205) 328-4292
Jefferson County

Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

Housing Authority of the Birmingham District - Birmingham

1826 3rd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL - 35233
(205) 521-0773
Jefferson County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 450
650
$650
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): water
Yes
Yes water
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Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Birmingham, 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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