Clarkesville, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 130 income based apartments in Clarkesville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 60 affordable apartments in Clarkesville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Clarkesville, Georgia

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


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Affordable Housing Near Clarkesville

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City Apartments
Cornelia, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Cornelia.
Demorest, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Demorest.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Clarkesville, 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
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 Clarkesville.

Clarkesville, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Clarkesville, Georgia

Clarkesville features 130 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 Clarkesville, Georgia

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clarkesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarkesville, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clarkesville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Clarkesville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarkesville, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2023 Clarkesville, 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
Clarkesville, Georgia Fair Market Rent $516 $652 $772 $1,049 $1,053
Clarkesville, Georgia Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $587 to $717 $695 to $849 $944 to $1,154 $948 to $1,158

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clarkesville, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 130
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $38,558 ±$10,181
Median Rent $817 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.02% ± 15.27pp
Total Population 1,937

Population and Household Demographics

Clarkesville is a city in Habersham County, Georgia with a population of 1,937. There are 741 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 45.07% of households in Clarkesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarkesville

The median gross income for households in Clarkesville is $38,558 a year, or $3,213 a month. The median rent for the city is $817 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarkesville, a household making less than $2,723 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarkesville.

Area Median Income In Clarkesville

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 Clarkesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Habersham County.

In Clarkesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Clarkesville

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 Clarkesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clarkesville 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 $44,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clarkesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clarkesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900