Austell, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 39 income based apartments in Austell where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,346 affordable apartments in Austell that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Austell, Georgia

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

The Sweetwater House, Inc

5116 North Ave
Austell, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kingsley Village

595 Six Flags Dr
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Orchard Mill

1800 Mulkey Rd
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Heritage at Walton Reserve

1675 Walton Reserve Blvd
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Highland Ridge

1899 Mulkey Rd
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Parkland Manor Apartments

3755 Medical Park Dr
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Hunters Grove

575 Six Flags Dr
Austell, Georgia
Affordable

Rosewood Park Apartments

2100 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Austell

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City Apartments
Marietta, GA Affordable Housing programs support 30 apartment communities in Marietta.
Acworth, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Acworth.
Kennesaw, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Kennesaw.
Smyrna, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Smyrna.
Mableton, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Mableton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Austell, 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
Marietta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Austell.

Austell, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Austell, Georgia

Austell features 39 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 Austell, Georgia

There are 1,346 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Austell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Austell, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Austell landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Austell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Austell, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Austell, 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
Austell, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Austell, 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.

Austell, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,385
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 39
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.29%
Average Renter Household Size 3.22
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $47,378 ±$12,136
Median Rent $871 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.7% ± 17.66pp
Total Population 6,994

Population and Household Demographics

Austell is a city in Cobb County, Georgia with a population of 6,994. There are 2,367 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 39.29% of households in Austell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Austell

The median gross income for households in Austell is $47,378 a year, or $3,948 a month. The median rent for the city is $871 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Austell, a household making less than $2,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Austell.

Area Median Income In Austell

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 Austell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cobb County.

In Austell, 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 Austell

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 Austell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Austell 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 Austell 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 Austell 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