Blackshear, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 120 income based apartments in Blackshear where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 71 affordable apartments in Blackshear that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Blackshear, Georgia

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

Country Manor Apartments

310 Pomeroy
Blackshear, Georgia

Windover Manor Apartments

215 Marion St
Blackshear, Georgia

Colonial Homes

319 Keller St
Blackshear, Georgia

Village at Blackshear

940 Ware St
Blackshear, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lee Darling Homes

900 Ware St
Blackshear, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Blackshear

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Waycross, GA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Waycross.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Blackshear, 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 Waycross 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 Blackshear.

Blackshear, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Blackshear, Georgia

Blackshear features 120 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 Blackshear, Georgia

There are 71 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blackshear.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blackshear, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blackshear, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $737 and $901.

2023 Blackshear, 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
Blackshear, Georgia Fair Market Rent $639 $643 $819 $997 $1,119
Blackshear, Georgia Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $579 to $707 $737 to $901 $897 to $1,097 $1,007 to $1,231

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blackshear, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 191
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $30,606 ±$4,203
Median Rent $483 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.15% ± 25.02pp
Total Population 3,522

Population and Household Demographics

Blackshear is a city in Pierce County, Georgia with a population of 3,522. There are 1,418 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 37.45% of households in Blackshear are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blackshear

The median gross income for households in Blackshear is $30,606 a year, or $2,551 a month. The median rent for the city is $483 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blackshear, a household making less than $1,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Blackshear.

Area Median Income In Blackshear

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 Blackshear, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pierce County.

In Blackshear, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

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 Blackshear

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 Blackshear

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blackshear 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 Blackshear 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 Blackshear 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