Affordable Housing In Albany
Dougherty County, Georgia

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Albany

The Woodlands

2611 Gillionville Rd
Albany, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Landing at Southlake

496 Ebony Ln
Albany, Georgia
1-2 BR

Cove of Southlake

509 Hickory Ln
Albany, Georgia
3-4 BR

Sun Chase Apartments

1308 Hobson Street
Albany, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Pointe North Senior Village ll

2703 Pointe North Boulevard
Albany, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Towering Pines Apartments

2125 Beachview Drive
Albany, Georgia
Call For Rent
3 BR

Bridges at Southlake

503 Ebony Ln
Albany, Georgia

Albany Housing I

2616 Pointe North Blvd
Albany, Georgia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mt Zion Garden Apartments

209 Slater King Dr
Albany, Georgia

Albany Housing IV

2405 Brierwood Dr
Albany, Georgia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Albany, Georgia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Albany, Georgia

Housing Authority Programs
Albany Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of Lee Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Albany, Georgia

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,790 affordable apartments for rent in Albany, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Albany, Georgia

Albany features 1,809 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 Albany, Georgia

There are 981 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Albany.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Albany, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Albany landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Albany.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Albany, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $729 and $891.

2022 Albany, 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
Albany, Georgia Fair Market Rent $666 $690 $810 $1,050 $1,273
Albany, Georgia Payment Standard Range $599 to $733 $621 to $759 $729 to $891 $945 to $1,155 $1,146 to $1,400

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Albany, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 2,790
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,809
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $29,676 ±$1,523
Median Rent $684 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.52% ± 3.14pp
Total Population 76,466

Population and Household Demographics

Albany is a city in Dougherty County, Georgia with a population of 76,466. There are 29,076 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 61.7% of households in Albany are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Albany

The median gross income for households in Albany is $29,676 a year, or $2,473 a month. The median rent for the city is $684 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Albany, a household making less than $2,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Albany.

Area Median Income In Albany

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 Albany, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dougherty County.

In Albany, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Albany

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 Albany

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Albany AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Albany AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,850 $24,950 $28,050 $31,150 $33,650 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Albany AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750