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Affordable Housing In Buford
Gwinnett County, Georgia

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buford

Huntington Court Senior Residences

4115 S Lee St
Buford, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

The Reserve at Ivy Creek

1869 Appaloosa Ln
Buford, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

Huntington Court Senior Residences

South Lee St
Buford, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

Rolling Acres

110 E Park St
Buford, Georgia

Windridge Apts C/ the Morrow Co

2000 Windridge Drive
Buford, Georgia
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Housing Authorities that serve Buford

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Buford Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Buford, Georgia

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 657 affordable apartments for rent in Buford, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Buford, Georgia

Buford features 189 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 Buford, Georgia

There are 468 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buford, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buford, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,050 and $1,284.

2020 Buford, 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
Fair Market Rent $996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824
Payment Standard Range $896 to $1,096 $923 to $1,128 $1,050 to $1,284 $1,340 to $1,638 $1,642 to $2,006

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Buford, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 657
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.11%
Average Renter Household Size 3.06
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $47,354 ±$8,735
Median Rent $850 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.42% ± 11.17pp
Total Population 13,244

Population and Household Demographics

Buford is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia with a population of 13,244. There are 4,275 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 43.11% of households in Buford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buford

The median gross income for households in Buford is $47,354 a year, or $3,946 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buford, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Buford.

Area Median Income In Buford

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 Buford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gwinnett County.

In Buford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Buford

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 Buford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350