Affordable Housing In Cook County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 105 income based apartments in Cook County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 56 affordable apartments in Cook County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cook County, Georgia

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

Bear Creek Village

413 James St
Adel, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

The West 500 Corporation

500 W 5th St
Adel, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

401 E Meeting St

401 E Meeting St
Adel, Georgia

Quail Run Apt

800 E 16th St
Adel, Georgia

Colonial Park Apt

40 Park Pl
Lenox, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Cook County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cook County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Adel, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Adel.
Affordable Housing In Lenox, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lenox.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cook 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.

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 Cook County.

Cook County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cook County, Georgia

Cook County features 105 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 Cook County, Georgia

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cook County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cook County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cook County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cook County.

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

2023 Cook 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
Cook County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $602 $606 $772 $1,006 $1,169
Cook County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $905 to $1,107 $1,052 to $1,286

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cook County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 105
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $35,683 ±$3,270
Median Rent $688 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.47% ± 7.63pp
Total Population 17,033

Population and Household Demographics

Cook County is a county in Georgia with a population of 17,033. There are 6,157 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 31.95% of households in Cook County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cook County

The median gross income for households in Cook County is $35,683 a year, or $2,974 a month. The median rent for the county is $688 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cook County, a household making less than $2,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Cook County.

Area Median Income In Cook 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 Cook County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,900

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 Cook 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 Cook County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850