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Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Georgia

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In DeKalb County

Oak Forest Apartments

350 Hatton Dr
Scottdale, Georgia
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Pleasantdale Crossing

1000 Pleasantdale Crossing
Doraville, Georgia
$875-1,075
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hidden Colony Apartments

3373 Aztec Rd
Doraville, Georgia
$1,060-2,070
1-3 BR

Longwood Vista Apartments

2300 Global Forum Blvd
Doraville, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mountain Crest Apartments

1075 N Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, Georgia
$485-735
1-3 BR

The Retreat At Madison Place

3907 Redwing Circle
Decatur, Georgia
$838-971
1-2 BR

The Terraces at Parkview

6800 Parkview Trail
Lithonia, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Northlake Senior

2152 Northlake Parkway
Tucker, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Manor At Indian Creek Phase II

3884 Durham Park Rd
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Disabled Supportive Housing

Allegre Point Senior Residences

3391 Flat Shoals Rd
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve DeKalb County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Georgia

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,582 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County features 2,512 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 DeKalb County, Georgia

There are 8,070 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DeKalb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in DeKalb County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay DeKalb County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in DeKalb County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in DeKalb County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,050 and $1,284.

2020 DeKalb 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
Fair Market Rent $996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824
Payment Standard Range $896 to $1,096 $923 to $1,128 $1,050 to $1,284 $1,340 to $1,638 $1,642 to $2,006

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 10,582
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,512
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $51,376 ±$634
Median Rent $991 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.66% ± 1.4pp
Total Population 716,331

Population and Household Demographics

DeKalb County is a county in Georgia with a population of 716,331. There are 267,396 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 44.75% of households in DeKalb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in DeKalb County

The median gross income for households in DeKalb County is $51,376 a year, or $4,281 a month. The median rent for the county is $991 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In DeKalb County, a household making less than $3,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.66% of households who rent are overburdened in DeKalb County.

Area Median Income In DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Served By
Avondale Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avondale Estates is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Belvedere Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belvedere Park is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Candler McAfee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Candler McAfee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Candler-McAfee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Candler-McAfee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Chamblee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chamblee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Clarkston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarkston is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Decatur The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Decatur are the Housing Authority of the City of Decatur and Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Doraville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doraville is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Druid Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Druid Hills is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Dunwoody The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunwoody is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Gresham Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gresham Park is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Lithonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lithonia are the Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia and Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Atlanta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Atlanta is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Decatur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Decatur is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Druid Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Druid Hills is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Panthersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Panthersville is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Pine Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Lake is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Redan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redan is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Scottdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scottdale is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Stone Mountain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone Mountain is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Tucker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tucker is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.