Affordable Housing In Atlanta
Fulton County, Georgia

Atlanta city limits extend into  and  DeKalb County.

Affordable Housing programs support 17,635 income based apartments in Atlanta where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 20,085 affordable apartments in Atlanta that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Atlanta, Georgia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Atlanta. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Atlanta.

Lenox Summit

2449 E Club Dr NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Friendship Towers

35 Northside Dr SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Asbury Harris Epworth Towers

3033 Continental SW
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Fairburn Gordon II

213 Fairburn Rd NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Maggie Russell Tower

400 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Cathedral Towers

2820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Edgewood Court

1572 Hardee St NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Capitol Vanira

942 Hank Aaron Dr SE
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Boynton Village

1044 Hank Aaron Dr SE
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Allen Hills Apt.

3086 Middleton Rd NW Apt 440
Atlanta, Georgia
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Atlanta

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Atlanta

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Alpharetta, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Alpharetta.
Affordable Housing In East Point, GA Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in East Point.
Affordable Housing In Fairburn, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Fairburn.
Affordable Housing In Johns Creek, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Johns Creek.
Affordable Housing In Roswell, GA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Roswell.
Affordable Housing In Sandy Springs, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Sandy Springs.
Affordable Housing In Union City, GA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Union City.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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

Atlanta, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta features 17,635 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 20,085 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 $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 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
Atlanta, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Atlanta, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Atlanta, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 267
Total Low Income Apartments 37,876
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 17,635
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 $96,400

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Atlanta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Atlanta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Atlanta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800