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Affordable Housing In Atlanta
Fulton County, Georgia

Atlanta city limits extend into  and  DeKalb County.

253 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atlanta

Avalon Ridge

183 Mt Zion Rd SE
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Heritage Station Senior

260 Peachtree St NW, 765 McDaniel St SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Avalon Park

2798 Peek Rd NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Auburn Glenn Apartments

49 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, Georgia
1-3 BR

Heritage Station

765 McDaniel St SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

GE Tower

490 Glenn Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia
1-3 BR

Trestletree Village Apartments

956 Confederate Court SE
Atlanta, Georgia
Income Based
2 BR

Village at Castleberry Hill

600 Greensferry Ave SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Renaissance at Park Place South Apartments

240 Amal Dr
Atlanta, Georgia
1-2 BR

Ashley Scholars Landing

669 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd
Atlanta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Atlanta

Housing Authority Programs
Atlanta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Housing Authority of Fulton County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atlanta, Georgia

There are 253 low income housing apartment communities offering 36,134 affordable apartments for rent in Atlanta, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta features 17,283 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 Atlanta, Georgia

There are 18,851 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atlanta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atlanta, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atlanta landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Atlanta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atlanta, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,067 and $1,304.

2021 Atlanta, 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 $1,016 $1,040 $1,185 $1,491 $1,823
Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,118 $936 to $1,144 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,641 to $2,005

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Atlanta, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 253
Total Low Income Apartments 36,134
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 17,283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $47,527 ±$1,081
Median Rent $975 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.42% ± 1.33pp
Total Population 448,901

Population and Household Demographics

Atlanta is a city in Fulton County, Georgia with a population of 448,901. There are 185,820 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 56.42% of households in Atlanta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Atlanta

The median gross income for households in Atlanta is $47,527 a year, or $3,961 a month. The median rent for the city is $975 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atlanta, a household making less than $3,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Atlanta.

Area Median Income In Atlanta

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 Atlanta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fulton County.

In Atlanta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Atlanta

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 Atlanta

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350