Barnesville, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 312 income based apartments in Barnesville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 111 affordable apartments in Barnesville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Barnesville, Georgia

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

Towaliga Village Apartments

285 Indian Trl
Barnesville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Piedmont Pine Apartments

825 Piedmont Woods Cir
Barnesville, Georgia

Hillside Homes

408 Woodall St
Barnesville, Georgia

Villas on Forsyth

101 Virginia Ave
Barnesville, Georgia

Powell Place Apartments

200 Ward Dr
Barnesville, Georgia

Piedmont Woods Apts

Gordon Rd
Barnesville, Georgia

South Oak Apts

Cameron Cir
Barnesville, Georgia

Pineview Apts

699 Forsyth St
Barnesville, Georgia

Piedmont Pines Apts

920 Willow Wind Cir
Barnesville, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Barnesville, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Barnesville Public Housing
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 Barnesville.

Barnesville, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Barnesville, Georgia

Barnesville features 312 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 Barnesville, Georgia

There are 111 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barnesville, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barnesville, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $855 and $1,045.

2023 Barnesville, 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
Barnesville, Georgia Fair Market Rent $717 $722 $950 $1,256 $1,276
Barnesville, Georgia Payment Standard Range $645 to $789 $650 to $794 $855 to $1,045 $1,130 to $1,382 $1,148 to $1,404

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barnesville, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 423
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 312
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $28,625 ±$3,404
Median Rent $609 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.6% ± 11.26pp
Total Population 6,609

Population and Household Demographics

Barnesville is a city in Lamar County, Georgia with a population of 6,609. There are 2,072 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 55.41% of households in Barnesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnesville

The median gross income for households in Barnesville is $28,625 a year, or $2,385 a month. The median rent for the city is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnesville, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnesville.

Area Median Income In Barnesville

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 Barnesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lamar County.

In Barnesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,000

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 Barnesville

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 Barnesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barnesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,700 $44,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Barnesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Barnesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950