Dawson, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 225 income based apartments in Dawson where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 60 affordable apartments in Dawson that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dawson, Georgia

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

Meadow Run Apartments Phase 1 and 2

875 Meadow Run Ln SE
Dawson, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Autumn Crest

887 Forrester Dr SE
Dawson, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+
Affordable

545 Lemon St NE

545 Lemon St NE
Dawson, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Parrott Rd Better Hms

553 Lemon St NE
Dawson, Georgia

Standley - Oxford Apartments

7th Ave
Dawson, Georgia
Affordable
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Dawson, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Dawson Public Housing
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 Dawson.

Dawson, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dawson, Georgia

Dawson features 225 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 Dawson, Georgia

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dawson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dawson landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Dawson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dawson, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $792 and $968.

2023 Dawson, 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
Dawson, Georgia Fair Market Rent $735 $748 $880 $1,153 $1,402
Dawson, Georgia Payment Standard Range $662 to $809 $673 to $823 $792 to $968 $1,038 to $1,268 $1,262 to $1,542

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dawson, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 285
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.61%
Average Renter Household Size 3.25
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $22,065 ±$4,415
Median Rent $576 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.89% ± 14.22pp
Total Population 4,388

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson is a city in Terrell County, Georgia with a population of 4,388. There are 1,516 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 61.61% of households in Dawson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson

The median gross income for households in Dawson is $22,065 a year, or $1,839 a month. The median rent for the city is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson.

Area Median Income In Dawson

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Dawson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Terrell County.

In Dawson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Dawson

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 Dawson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,850 $24,950 $28,050 $31,150 $33,650 $36,150 $38,650 $41,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750