Affordable Housing In Chatham County
Georgia

60 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chatham County

The Woods of Savannah

7364-C Hodgson Memorial Dr
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Live Oak Landing

1212 Wheaton Street
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Live Oak Plantation

8505 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia
Income Based
1 BR

Harmony Greene

201 Harmony Blvd
Pooler, Georgia
$465-859
2-4 BR

Savannah Gardens

515 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Rendant Apartments

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

River Pointe Apartments

939 Wheaton St
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

The View of Oglethorpe Apartments

280 Randolph St
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sustainable Fellwood Phase III

40 Eagle St
Savannah, Georgia
$339-850
1-2 BR

Savannah Gardens Senior Residences

501 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Chatham County, Georgia

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chatham County, Georgia

There are 60 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,640 affordable apartments for rent in Chatham County, Georgia.

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 2,911 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 $960 and $1,174.

2022 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 $880 $937 $1,067 $1,466 $1,713
Chatham County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $792 to $968 $843 to $1,031 $960 to $1,174 $1,319 to $1,613 $1,542 to $1,884

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chatham County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 60
Total Low Income Apartments 6,640
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 $83,400

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$17,500 $20,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$29,200 $33,400 $37,550 $41,700 $45,050 $48,400 $51,750 $55,050
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.
$46,700 $53,400 $60,050 $66,700 $72,050 $77,400 $82,750 $88,050

Cities In Chatham County

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City Served By
Bloomingdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomingdale is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Dutch Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dutch Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Garden City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden City is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Georgetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Henderson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Henderson is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Isle of Hope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Isle of Hope is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Montgomery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Pooler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pooler is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Port Wentworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Wentworth is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Savannah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Savannah is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Skidaway Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skidaway Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Talahi Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Talahi Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Thunderbolt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thunderbolt is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Tybee Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tybee Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Vernonburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernonburg is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Whitemarsh Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitemarsh Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.
Wilmington Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington Island is the Housing Authority of Savannah.