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.

4043 Hillmont Lane

4043 Hillmont Lane, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 4
payment $2450/mo.

4264 Sorrells Blvd

4264 Sorrells Blvd, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 4
payment $2345/mo.

1131 Roselawn Ln SE Unit 1131

1131 Roselawn Ln SE Unit 1131, Marietta, Georgia 30067

bed 3
payment $1850/mo.

126 Silver Fox Trail

126 Silver Fox Trail, Dallas, Georgia 30157

bed 3
payment $1945/mo.

4909 Martin Farms Rd

4909 Martin Farms Rd, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 4
payment $2080/mo.

1535 Brookcliff Cir

1535 Brookcliff Cir, Marietta, Georgia 30062

bed 4
payment $2435/mo.

4165 Shiloh Ridge Trail NW Kennesaw GA

4165 Shiloh Ridge Trail, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

bed 3
payment $1919/mo.

5070 Fairmont Road Southeast

5070 Fairmont Rd SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30082

bed 4
payment $1800/mo.

3393 Shawnee Trail SE

3393 Shawnee Trail SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30080

bed 3
payment $2200/mo.

20 Villa Ct SE

20 Villa Ct SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30080

bed 2
payment $1675/mo.

108 E Skyline View

108 E Skyline Vw, Dallas, Georgia 30157

bed 4
payment $2195/mo.

2651 Johnsbrooke Dr

2651 Johnsbrooke Dr, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

bed 3
payment $1995/mo.

2662 Beaver Creek Crossing

2662 Beaver Creek Crossing, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 3
payment $1615/mo.

1312 Wynnes Ridge Cir SE

1312 Wynnes Ridge Cir SE, Marietta, Georgia 30067

bed 2
payment $1700/mo.

108 West Skyline View

108 W Skyline View, Dallas, Georgia 30157

bed 4
payment $1915/mo.

7479 Westlake Dr Unit #7

7479 Westlake Dr, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

bed 1
payment $700/mo.

1204 Ashborough Rd SE Unit E

1204 Ashborough Rd SE Unit E, Marietta, Georgia 30067

bed 2
payment $1775/mo.

453 Watson Boulevard

453 Watson Blvd, Marietta, Georgia 30064

bed 4
payment $1935/mo.

2621 Oxbow Way Southwest

2621 Oxbow Way SW, Marietta, Georgia 30008

bed 3
payment $1845/mo.

3642 Hopkins Ct

3642 Hopkins Ct, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

bed 3
payment $1570/mo.

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.