Affordable Housing In Barrow County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 365 income based apartments in Barrow County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 385 affordable apartments in Barrow County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Barrow County, Georgia

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

Farmington Hills

1506 Farmington Way
Winder, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Mainstreet Winder(55+ Senior Community)

454 Jefferson Hwy
Winder, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Winding Hollow

174 S Broad St
Winder, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Farmington Hills, Phase II

1525 Farmington Way
Winder, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Rock Springs Apartments

187 S Broad St
Winder, Georgia
Affordable

Hardigree Terrace

79 Marion Lay St
Winder, Georgia

Smith Heights

63 Richardson St
Winder, Georgia

Dunaway Massey Homes

1685 Atlanta Hwy SE
Statham, Georgia

Farmington Hills, Phase II

807 Haymon Morris Rd
Winder, Georgia
Affordable

Glenwood Terrace

272 Capitol Ave
Winder, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Barrow County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Barrow County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Statham, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Statham.
Affordable Housing In Winder, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Winder.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Barrow 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 Barrow County.

Barrow County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Barrow County, Georgia

Barrow County features 365 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 Barrow County, Georgia

There are 385 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barrow County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barrow County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barrow County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Barrow County.

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

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

Barrow County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 750
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 365
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.52
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $52,012 ±$2,034
Median Rent $913 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.52% ± 4.74pp
Total Population 72,012

Population and Household Demographics

Barrow County is a county in Georgia with a population of 72,012. There are 23,560 households in the county with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 26.83% of households in Barrow County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barrow County

The median gross income for households in Barrow County is $52,012 a year, or $4,334 a month. The median rent for the county is $913 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barrow County, a household making less than $3,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Barrow County.

Area Median Income In Barrow 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 Barrow County, 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 Barrow 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 Barrow County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barrow County 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 Barrow County 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 Barrow County 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