Affordable Housing In Bartow County
Georgia

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bartow County

Huntwood Terrace

71 Center Rd SE
Cartersville, GA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Adairsville Arms Apartments

5535 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy NW
Adairsville, GA
Subsidized

Adairsville Apartments

Legion St
Adairsville, GA

Cartersville Gardens

376 Old Mill Rd
Cartersville, GA
Subsidized

Railroad Street Fairview Circle Homes

55 Fairview St
Cartersville, GA

Crossfield Apartments, Phase II

7 Crossfield Cir
Cartersville, GA
HCV Welcome

Cass Towne Apartments

1341 Cassville Rd NW
Cartersville, GA
HCV Welcome

Stonewall Homes

8 Postelle St
Cartersville, GA

Shangri - La Park

69 Gilreath Rd NW
Cartersville, GA
HCV Welcome

Pace Etowah Village

Old Mill Rd
Cartersville, GA
HCV Welcome

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,208 affordable apartments for rent in Bartow County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 598 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bartow County, HUD housing programs support 151 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 610 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bartow County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Bartow County

Housing Authority Programs
Etowah Area Consolidated Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bartow County, Georgia

Bartow County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,208
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 598
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Total Population 101,336
Housing Units 35,732
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $48,893 ±$2,506
Median Rent $822 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 4.42pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bartow County is a County in Georgia with a population of 101,336. There are 35,732 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 34.97% of households in Bartow County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bartow County

The median gross income for households in Bartow County is $48,893 a year, or $4,074 a month. The median rent for the county is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bartow County, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Bartow County.1

Area Median Income In Bartow 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 Bartow County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Bartow 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 Bartow County HUD Rental Assistance in Bartow County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bartow County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 474 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bartow County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bartow County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
60% of Median $33,480 $38,280 $43,080 $47,820 $51,660 $55,500 $59,340 $63,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bartow County is $43,080 a year, or $3,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,077 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $698 $748 $898 $1,036 $1,156 $1,276
60% $837 $897 $1,077 $1,244 $1,388 $1,532
Fair Market Rents in Bartow County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$942 $966 $1,106 $1,427 $1,752

Cities In Bartow County

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City Listings Served By
Cartersville 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cartersville is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Adairsville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adairsville is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Emerson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emerson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Euharlee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Euharlee is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Kingston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingston is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Taylorsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylorsville is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
White 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.