Affordable Housing In Augusta
Richmond County, Georgia

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Augusta

Independent Living Horizons 6

2950 Richmond Hill Rd
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Independent Living Horizon IV

3005 Lee St
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

St Johns Towers

724 Greene St
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized

S.G. Noble Garden of Hope

200 Magnolia Ave
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Salem Arms Apartments

2243 Rosier Road
Augusta, Georgia

Crest at Edinburgh

2201 Sasser Ln
Augusta, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

Independent Living Horizons 15

2579 Dover St
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Augusta Manor

3551 Mike Padgett Hwy
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized

Shadowood

2506 Lumpkin Rd
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized

Trinity Manor

2375 Barton Chapel Rd
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Augusta

Housing Authority Programs
Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Augusta, Georgia

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,400 affordable apartments for rent in Augusta, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta features 3,334 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 Augusta, Georgia

There are 2,066 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Augusta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Augusta, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Augusta landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Augusta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Augusta, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Augusta, 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 $689 $722 $848 $1,156 $1,489
Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $650 to $794 $763 to $933 $1,040 to $1,272 $1,340 to $1,638

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Augusta, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 5,400
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,334
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $37,337 ±$1,298
Median Rent $788 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.87% ± 2.24pp
Total Population 196,635

Population and Household Demographics

Augusta is a City in Richmond County, Georgia with a population of 196,635. There are 70,187 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 47.42% of households in Augusta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Augusta

The median gross income for households in Augusta is $37,337 a year, or $3,111 a month. The median rent for the city is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Augusta, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Augusta.1

Area Median Income In Augusta

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 Augusta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Richmond County.

In Augusta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Augusta

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 Augusta

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,950 $41,450
50% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% of Median $35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350