Affordable Housing In Berrien County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 215 income based apartments in Berrien County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 48 affordable apartments in Berrien County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Berrien County, Georgia

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

Griner Gardens

808 Edgewood Dr
Nashville, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Edgewood Apartments

401 Hull Ave
Nashville, Georgia

Pine Acres Apartments

203 Hazel Ave
Nashville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Nashville Estates

505 Griner St
Nashville, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Berrien County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Berrien County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Nashville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Nashville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Berrien 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
Housing Authority of the County of Atkinson 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 Berrien County.

Berrien County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Berrien County, Georgia

Berrien County features 215 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 Berrien County, Georgia

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berrien County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Berrien County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Berrien County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Berrien County.

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

2023 Berrien 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
Berrien County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $772 $1,097 $1,169
Berrien County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $527 to $645 $695 to $849 $987 to $1,207 $1,052 to $1,286

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berrien County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 263
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 215
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $31,835 ±$4,173
Median Rent $547 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.81% ± 7.41pp
Total Population 19,019

Population and Household Demographics

Berrien County is a county in Georgia with a population of 19,019. There are 6,958 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 27.08% of households in Berrien County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Berrien County

The median gross income for households in Berrien County is $31,835 a year, or $2,653 a month. The median rent for the county is $547 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Berrien County, a household making less than $1,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Berrien County.

Area Median Income In Berrien 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 Berrien County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Berrien 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 Berrien County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850