Affordable Housing In Baker County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Baker County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Baker County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Baker County, Georgia

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

Public Housing Agencies Serving Baker County, 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
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Baker County.

Baker County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Baker County, Georgia

Baker County features 0 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 Baker County, Georgia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baker County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baker County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baker County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Baker County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baker County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2023 Baker County, 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
Baker County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $602 $606 $772 $1,034 $1,123
Baker County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $931 to $1,137 $1,011 to $1,235

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baker County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $44,297 ±$9,366
Median Rent $408 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.97% ± 14.53pp
Total Population 3,292

Population and Household Demographics

Baker County is a county in Georgia with a population of 3,292. There are 1,291 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 24.86% of households in Baker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker County

The median gross income for households in Baker County is $44,297 a year, or $3,691 a month. The median rent for the county is $408 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baker County, a household making less than $1,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker County.

Area Median Income In Baker County

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.

In Baker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Baker County

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 Baker County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,850 $24,950 $28,050 $31,150 $33,650 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750