Affordable Housing In Abbeville
Wilcox County, Georgia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Abbeville

Autumnwood Village

237 Irwinville Rd
Abbeville, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

211 Isabella St

211 Isabella St
Abbeville, Georgia

Woodlawn Village

Owensboro Rd
Abbeville, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Abbeville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Abbeville Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Abbeville, Georgia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 86 affordable apartments for rent in Abbeville, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Abbeville, Georgia

Abbeville features 50 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 Abbeville, Georgia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Abbeville, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Abbeville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Abbeville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Abbeville, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Abbeville, Georgia 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 $513 $519 $651 $811 $998
Payment Standard Range $462 to $564 $467 to $571 $586 to $716 $730 to $892 $898 to $1,098

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Abbeville, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.85%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $21,447 ±$4,210
Median Rent $411 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.41% ± 21.1pp
Total Population 2,860

Population and Household Demographics

Abbeville is a City in Wilcox County, Georgia with a population of 2,860. There are 358 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 43.85% of households in Abbeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Abbeville

The median gross income for households in Abbeville is $21,447 a year, or $1,787 a month. The median rent for the city is $411 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Abbeville, a household making less than $1,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Abbeville.1

Area Median Income In Abbeville

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 Abbeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilcox County.

In Abbeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,200

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 Abbeville

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 Abbeville

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 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
50% of Median $18,250 $20,850 $23,450 $26,050 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
80% of Median $29,200 $33,400 $37,550 $41,700 $45,050 $48,400 $51,750 $55,050