Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Georgia

71 Low Income Apartment Communities In DeKalb County

Oak Forest Apartments

350 Hatton Drive
Scottdale, GA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Pleasantdale Crossing

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

Hidden Colony Apartments

3373 Aztec Rd
Doraville, GA
$1,060-2,070
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mountain Crest Apartments

1075 N Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, GA
$485-735
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Terraces at Parkview

6800 Parkview Trail
Lithonia, GA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Northlake Senior

2152 Northlake Parkway
Tucker, GA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Manor At Indian Creek Phase 2

3884 Durham Park Road
Stone Mountain, GA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Disabled Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome

Allegre Point Senior Residences

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

Hills at Fairington

5959 Fairington Rd
Lithonia, GA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Antioch Villas and Gardens

4735 Bishop Ming Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in DeKalb County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Georgia

There are 71 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,622 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Georgia. DeKalb County features 2,512 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 8,110 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DeKalb County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 71
Total Low Income Apartments 10,622
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.1

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 $79,700

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 DeKalb County 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 $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in DeKalb County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2012, 39 low income apartment communities containing 8,259 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in DeKalb County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in DeKalb County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
60% of Median $33,480 $38,280 $43,080 $47,820 $51,660 $55,500 $59,340 $63,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in DeKalb County is $43,080 a year, or $3,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,077 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $698 $748 $898 $1,036 $1,156 $1,276
60% $837 $897 $1,077 $1,244 $1,388 $1,532
Fair Market Rents in DeKalb County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Listings Served By
Decatur 35 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Decatur are the Housing Authority of the City of Decatur and Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Lithonia 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lithonia is the Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia.
Stone Mountain 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone Mountain is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Doraville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doraville is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Tucker 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tucker is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Chamblee 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chamblee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Clarkston 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarkston is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Scottdale 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scottdale is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Dunwoody 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunwoody is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Avondale Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avondale Estates is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Belvedere Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belvedere Park is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Druid Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Druid Hills is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Gresham Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gresham Park is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Druid Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Druid Hills is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Redan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redan is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Candler McAfee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Candler McAfee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Atlanta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Atlanta is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
North Decatur 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Decatur is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Panthersville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Panthersville is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Pine Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Lake is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Candler-McAfee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Candler-McAfee is the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.
Atlanta 254 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atlanta is the Atlanta Housing Authority.