DeKalb County, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 3,173 income based apartments in DeKalb County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 8,340 affordable apartments in DeKalb County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in DeKalb County, Georgia

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

Oak Forest Apartments

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

Pleasantdale Crossing

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

Hidden Colony Apartments

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

Reservation at Hairston Lake

1023 N Hairston Rd
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Antioch Manor Estates

4711 Bishop Ming Blvd
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+

Mills Creek Crossing

3175 Mills Creek Circle
Scottdale, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

The Retreat at Mills Creek

3220 Mills Creek Circle
Scottdale, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Affordable

Mountain Crest Apartments

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

Longwood Vista Apartments

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

Abbington Perimeter

3250 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In DeKalb County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near DeKalb County

City Apartments
Decatur, GA Affordable Housing programs support 37 apartment communities in Decatur.
Lithonia, GA Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Lithonia.
Stone Mountain, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Stone Mountain.
Clarkston, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Clarkston.
Doraville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Doraville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving DeKalb 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
Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near DeKalb County.

DeKalb County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County features 3,173 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 8,340 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 $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 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
DeKalb County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
DeKalb County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 76
Total Low Income Apartments 11,513
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,173
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 $96,400

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the DeKalb County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800