Buena Vista, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 176 income based apartments in Buena Vista where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 24 affordable apartments in Buena Vista that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Buena Vista, Georgia

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

Hampton Lane

307 Geneva Road
Buena Vista, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Magnolia Terrace Apartments

308 Putville St
Buena Vista, Georgia

Briarwood Village Apartments

307 Geneva Road
Buena Vista, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Buena Vista Elderly Apartments

Baker St
Buena Vista, Georgia
Affordable

T.W. Hollis Homes Matthew Williams Homes

335 Rogers St
Buena Vista, Georgia

Vista Woods Apts

331 Pineville Road
Buena Vista, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Buena Vista, 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 Columbus Georgia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Housing Authority of the City of Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista.

Buena Vista, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Buena Vista, Georgia

Buena Vista features 176 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 Buena Vista, Georgia

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buena Vista.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buena Vista, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Buena Vista landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Buena Vista.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buena Vista, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,040.

2023 Buena Vista, 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
Buena Vista, Georgia Fair Market Rent $759 $819 $945 $1,276 $1,610
Buena Vista, Georgia Payment Standard Range $683 to $835 $737 to $901 $851 to $1,040 $1,148 to $1,404 $1,449 to $1,771

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Buena Vista, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 176
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.93
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $25,120 ±$7,877
Median Rent $388 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.75% ± 12.05pp
Total Population 2,231

Population and Household Demographics

Buena Vista is a city in Marion County, Georgia with a population of 2,231. There are 723 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 62.93% of households in Buena Vista are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buena Vista

The median gross income for households in Buena Vista is $25,120 a year, or $2,093 a month. The median rent for the city is $388 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buena Vista, a household making less than $1,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Buena Vista.

Area Median Income In Buena Vista

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 Buena Vista, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Buena Vista, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,200

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 Buena Vista

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 Buena Vista

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Buena Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Buena Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Buena Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,200 $43,650 $49,100 $54,550 $58,950 $63,300 $67,650 $72,050