Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Atlanta, GA

Discover affordable housing in Atlanta where there are 275+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Auburn Glenn Apartments

49 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Renaissance at Park Place South Apartments

240 Amal Dr, Atlanta, Georgia 30315

GE Tower

490 Glenn Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Reynoldstown Commons

1124 Wylie St SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316

Avalon Ridge

183 Mt Zion Rd SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30354

Avalon Park

2798 Peek Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

City Lights

420 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Village at Castleberry Hill

600 Greensferry Ave SW , Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Briarcliff Summit Apartments

1050 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Trestletree Village Apartments

956 Confederate Court SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Piedmont Road Highrise

3601 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Peachtree Road Highrise

2240 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Marietta Road Highrise

2295 Marietta Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Barge Road Senior High Rise

2440 Barge Rd SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Haven at South Atlanta

57 Hardwick St. SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Columbia Canopy at Grove Park

557 West Lake Ave. NW., Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Vinings Senior Village

2808 Mt. Wilkinson Pkwy., Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Abbington Cheshire Bridge

2070 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Highlands at East Atlanta

2051 Flat Shoals Rd SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316

Heritage Station Senior

260 Peachtree St NW, 765 McDaniel St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Atlanta, Georgia
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Atlanta, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Atlanta, Georgia.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Atlanta, Georgia.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Atlanta, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Atlanta.

How many renters live in Atlanta, Georgia?

The City of Atlanta has 499,121 people living in 236,202 households.

There are 231,770 renters living in 128,022 renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.44 percent of the population living in Atlanta.

What is the rental market like in Atlanta, Georgia?

There are an estimated 260,102 housing units in the Atlanta area. Of these, 138,679 units are rental homes, making up 53 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Atlanta, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Atlanta?

The rental vacancy rate in Atlanta is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Atlanta for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Atlanta
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
10,045 47,798 48,162 17,448 3,301
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Atlanta

A large number of apartments in Atlanta have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Atlanta are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Atlanta

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in Atlanta, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Atlanta?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 4,017 40 percent
One BR 20,447 43 percent
Two BR 19,578 41 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Atlanta, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Atlanta?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Atlanta, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 30,394
Public Housing 2,161
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 7,083
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 496
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 3
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Atlanta, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta features 13,036 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 19,668 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 $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.