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Harmony Greene

201 Harmony Blvd
Pooler, Georgia
2-4 BR

Sustainable Fellwood Phase III

40 Eagle St
Savannah, Georgia
Public Housing
1-2 BR

Sustainable Fellwood II

1325 Exley St
Savannah, Georgia
1-3 BR

Rendant Apartments

1030 Shawnee Street
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Woods of Savannah

7364-C Hodgson Memorial Dr
Savannah, Georgia
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1 BR
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There are 2,913 low-income apartments in Chatham County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Chatham County, Georgia can range from $318 to $955 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 3,729 low-income homes in Chatham County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $375 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 31st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Chatham 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Chatham County.

Chatham County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Chatham County, Georgia

Chatham County features 3,729 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 2,913 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chatham County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,130 and $1,382.

2023 Chatham 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
Chatham County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,031 $1,112 $1,256 $1,715 $2,008
Chatham County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $928 to $1,134 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,130 to $1,382 $1,544 to $1,887 $1,807 to $2,209

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chatham County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 6,696
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,729
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
Total Population 279,290

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.

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 $91,500

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chatham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chatham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chatham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,450 $56,500 $63,550 $70,600 $76,250 $81,900 $87,550 $93,200