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Affordable Housing In Clayton County
Georgia

Waiting List Openings In Clayton County

Jonesboro and Clayton County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Jonesboro Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am, until April 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Jonesboro and Clayton County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clayton County

Alexander Falls

950 Lakeridge Parkway
Riverdale, Georgia
$659-789
1-2 BR

Ashton Walk

4950 Governors Drive
Forest Park, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Village Of College Park

4060 Herschel Road
College Park, Georgia

Parkside Crossing Apartments

4233 Jonesboro Rd.
Forest Park, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Southwood Apartments

6001 Trammell Rd
Morrow, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Manor Glenn Apartments

2001 Godby Road
College Park, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Valley Hill Senior Apartments

430 Valley Hill Rd SW
Riverdale, Georgia

Keystone Apartments

145 S McDonough St
Jonesboro, Georgia
Subsidized

Riverwood Section 1

681 Flint River Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia
Subsidized

Flint River Crossing ( Fka Williamsburg )

240 Flint River Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

Housing Authorities that serve Clayton County

Housing Authority Programs
Jonesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clayton County, Georgia

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,823 affordable apartments for rent in Clayton County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County features 779 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 Clayton County, Georgia

There are 3,044 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clayton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clayton County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clayton County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clayton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clayton County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,067 and $1,304.

2021 Clayton 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
Clayton County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,016 $1,040 $1,185 $1,491 $1,823
Clayton County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,118 $936 to $1,144 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,641 to $2,005

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clayton County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 3,823
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 779
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $40,938 ±$934
Median Rent $881 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.9% ± 2.23pp
Total Population 267,234

Population and Household Demographics

Clayton County is a county in Georgia with a population of 267,234. There are 88,793 households in the county with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 47.29% of households in Clayton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clayton County

The median gross income for households in Clayton County is $40,938 a year, or $3,412 a month. The median rent for the county is $881 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clayton County, a household making less than $2,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Clayton County.

Area Median Income In Clayton 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 Clayton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,200

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 Clayton 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 Clayton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clayton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clayton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clayton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,300 $55,200 $62,100 $68,950 $74,500 $80,000 $85,500 $91,050

Cities In Clayton County

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City Served By
Bonanza The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonanza is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
College Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve College Park are the Housing Authority of the City of College Park and Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Conley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conley is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Forest Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Park is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Irondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irondale is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Jonesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonesboro is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Lake City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake City is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Lovejoy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lovejoy is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Morrow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morrow is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.
Riverdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverdale is the Jonesboro Housing Authority.