Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Cobb County, GA

Discover affordable housing in Cobb County where there are 474+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Lakeside Vista Apartments

2100 Ellison Lakes Dr NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

bed 1-3
payment $1380-1519/mo.

Cinnamon Ridge Apartments

730 Franklin Road SE, Marietta, Georgia 30067

bed 1-2
payment $525-619/mo.

Walton Renaissance on Henderson

55 Henderson St SW, Marietta, Georgia 30064

bed 1

The Legacy at Walton Village

1570 Roberta Dr., Marietta, Georgia 30008

bed 1-2

Walton Crossing

1820 Mulkey Rd, Austell, Georgia 30106

bed 1-3

Laurels Edge

3950 Frey Rd NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

bed 1

Legacy at Walton Overlook

4645 Spring Street, Acworth, Georgia 30101

bed 1-2

Abbington Trail Apartments

3500 Trillium Drive, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 1-2

Walton Ridenour Apartments

1425 Ridenour Blvd NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

bed 1-3

Walton Village Apartments

1570 Roberta Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30008

bed 1-3

Ashton Arbors Apartments

2780 Bankstone Dr SW, Marietta, Georgia 30064

Alta Ridenour Senior Apartments

1350 Ridenour Blvd NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

Hearthside Smyrna

4225 East West Connector, Smyrna, Georgia 30082

bed 1-2

Smyrna Tower Apartments

4000 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30080

bed 1
elderly Senior

Concord Crossing Apartments

2935 Old Concord Rd SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30082

bed 1-3

Abbington Manor

4900 Regions Drive , Acworth, Georgia 30101

bed 1-2

Cassies Corner

1829 Witt Dr, Austell, Georgia 30066

The Mulberry House

2690 Carol Way, Austell, Georgia 30168

Cherokee Summit Apartments

5920 Bells Ferry Rd, Acworth, Georgia 30102

The Arc Lighthouse

1337 Palmer Pl SW, Mableton, Georgia 30126

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Cobb County, Georgia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Cobb County, Georgia
$34.92/hour
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Cobb County, Georgia Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Cobb County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cobb County.

How many renters live in Cobb County, Georgia?

The County of Cobb County has 771,952 people living in 298,239 households.

There are 223,344 renters living in 99,243 renter households in this County. Renters make up 28.93 percent of the population living in Cobb County.

What is the rental market like in Cobb County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 314,332 housing units in the Cobb County area. Of these, 105,455 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Cobb County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Cobb County?

The rental vacancy rate in Cobb County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Cobb County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cobb County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,005 24,644 39,932 24,001 7,131
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cobb County

A large number of apartments in Cobb County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Cobb County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Cobb County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in Cobb County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Cobb County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 814 41 percent
One BR 15,183 62 percent
Two BR 14,608 37 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Cobb County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Cobb County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Cobb County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,430
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 470
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 172
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 76
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Cobb County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County features 783 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 6,740 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 $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.