Affordable Housing In Brooks County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 318 income based apartments in Brooks County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 72 affordable apartments in Brooks County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Brooks County, Georgia

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

Spring Creek B

2010 S Court St
Quitman, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Woodmere Apartments I

650 Barwick Rd
Quitman, Georgia
Affordable

Hillsdale Heights

619 W Stewart St
Quitman, Georgia

Preston Place Apartments

100 Phillips Dr
Quitman, Georgia
Affordable

Brook Forest Apt

2090 S. Court Street
Quitman, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Brooks County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Brooks County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Quitman, GA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Quitman.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Brooks 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 Brooks County.

Brooks County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Brooks County, Georgia

Brooks County features 318 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 Brooks County, Georgia

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brooks County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brooks County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brooks County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $806 and $985.

2023 Brooks 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
Brooks County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $680 $685 $895 $1,219 $1,411
Brooks County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $612 to $748 $617 to $754 $806 to $985 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,270 to $1,552

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brooks County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 390
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 318
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $32,663 ±$3,410
Median Rent $609 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.09% ± 8.01pp
Total Population 15,637

Population and Household Demographics

Brooks County is a county in Georgia with a population of 15,637. There are 6,577 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 30.82% of households in Brooks County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brooks County

The median gross income for households in Brooks County is $32,663 a year, or $2,722 a month. The median rent for the county is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brooks County, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Brooks County.

Area Median Income In Brooks 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 Brooks County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,700

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 Brooks 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 Brooks County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brooks County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $39,750 $42,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brooks County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brooks County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750