Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Georgia

76 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

Reservation at Hairston Lake

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

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
Subsidized

The Retreat at Mills Creek

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

Mountain Crest Apartments

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

Longwood Vista Apartments

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

Abbington Perimeter

3250 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving DeKalb County, Georgia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Georgia

There are 76 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,513 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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 $1,160 and $1,418.

2022 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 $1,111 $1,131 $1,289 $1,596 $1,951
DeKalb County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,000 to $1,222 $1,018 to $1,244 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,436 to $1,756 $1,756 to $2,146

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

Cities In DeKalb County

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