Affordable Housing In Chatham County
52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chatham County
Housing Authorities that serve Chatham County
|Housing Authority of Savannah||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Chatham County, Georgia
There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,642 affordable apartments for rent in Chatham County, Georgia.
Income Based Apartments in Chatham County, Georgia
Chatham County features 3,349 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 Chatham County, Georgia
There are 2,293 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chatham County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Chatham County, Georgia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chatham County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chatham County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Chatham County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||52|
|Total Low Income Apartments||5,642|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||3,349|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||45.37%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.46|
|Average Household Size||2.55|
|Median Household Income||$47,218 ±$923|
|Median Rent||$951 ±$12|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.62% ± 1.91pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Chatham County is a County in Georgia with a population of 279,290. There are 104,912 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 45.37% of households in Chatham County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Chatham County
The median gross income for households in Chatham County is $47,218 a year, or $3,935 a month. The median rent for the county is $951 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chatham County, a household making less than $3,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Chatham County.1
Area Median Income In Chatham 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 Chatham County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400
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 Chatham 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 Chatham County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$15,050||$17,200||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$25,100||$28,700||$32,300||$35,850||$38,750||$41,600||$44,500||$47,350|
|80% of Median||$40,150||$45,900||$51,650||$57,350||$61,950||$66,550||$71,150||$75,750|
Cities In Chatham County
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|Savannah||48||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Savannah is the Housing Authority of Savannah.|
|Isle of Hope||0|