Affordable Housing In Cobb County
Georgia

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cobb County

The Legacy at Walton Village

1570 Roberta Dr.
Marietta, Georgia
Income Based
1-2 BR

Walton Renaissance on Henderson

55 Henderson St SW
Marietta, Georgia
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Smyrna Tower Apartments

4000 S Cobb Dr SE
Smyrna, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Abbington Manor

4900 Regions Drive
Acworth, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Walton Ridenour Apartments

1425 Ridenour Blvd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Income Based
1-3 BR

Concord Crossing Apartments

2935 Old Concord Rd SE
Smyrna, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Walton Crossing

1820 Mulkey Rd
Austell, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Walton Village Apartments

1570 Roberta Drive
Marietta, Georgia
Income Based
1-3 BR

Legacy at Walton Overlook

4645 Spring Street
Acworth, Georgia
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lakeside Vista Apartments

2100 Ellison Lakes Dr NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cobb 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 Cobb County, Georgia

Housing Authority Programs
Marietta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cobb County, Georgia

There are 77 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,555 affordable apartments for rent in Cobb County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County features 833 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 Cobb County, Georgia

There are 6,722 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cobb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cobb County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cobb County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Cobb County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cobb County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Cobb 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
Cobb County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Cobb County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cobb County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 77
Total Low Income Apartments 7,555
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 833
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $65,873 ±$1,188
Median Rent $1,006 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.63% ± 1.52pp
Total Population 719,133

Population and Household Demographics

Cobb County is a county in Georgia with a population of 719,133. There are 268,616 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 35.84% of households in Cobb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cobb County

The median gross income for households in Cobb County is $65,873 a year, or $5,489 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,006 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cobb County, a household making less than $3,353 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Cobb County.

Area Median Income In Cobb 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 Cobb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Cobb 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 Cobb County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cobb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cobb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cobb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800

Cities In Cobb County

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City Served By
Acworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Acworth are the Housing Authority of the City of Acworth and Marietta Housing Authority.
Austell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Austell is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Fair Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Kennesaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennesaw is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Mableton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mableton is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Marietta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marietta are the City of Marietta and Marietta Housing Authority.
Powder Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powder Springs is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Smyrna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smyrna is the Marietta Housing Authority.
Vinings The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vinings is the Marietta Housing Authority.