Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in DeKalb County, GA

Discover affordable housing in DeKalb County where there are 545+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

5474 Panola Downs Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058

5474 Panola Downs Rd, Lithonia, Georgia 30058

bed 3
payment $1690/mo.

2753 Claire Terrace

2753 Claire Terrace, Decatur, Georgia 30032

bed 3
payment $1815/mo.

3359 Windsor Castle Ct

3359 Windsor Castle Ct, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 4
payment $2049/mo.

7092 Brook Side Landing

7092 Brook Side Landing, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087

bed 5
payment $2290/mo.

2331 April Dr Sw

2331 April Dr SW, Conyers, Georgia 30094

bed 6
payment $1935/mo.

2830 Park Chase Dr

2830 Park Chase Dr, Snellville, Georgia 30039

bed 4
payment $2049/mo.

1164 Charming Pines Pl NE

1164 Charming Pines Pl NE, Conyers, Georgia 30012

bed 3
payment $2090/mo.

1064 Forest West Court

1064 Forest W Ct, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088

bed 4
payment $1750/mo.

1136 Charming Pines Pl NE

1136 Charming Pines Pl NE, Conyers, Georgia 30012

bed 4
payment $2190/mo.

1413 Saint Charles Court

1413 St Charles Ct, Conyers, Georgia 30094

bed 4
payment $2485/mo.

3444 Joel Ct

3444 Joel Ct, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087

bed 3
payment $1920/mo.

978 Mainstreet Lake Dr

978 Mainstreet Lake Dr, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088

bed 3
payment $1880/mo.

1069 Laurel Ln NW

1069 Laurel Ln NW, Conyers, Georgia 30012

bed 3
payment $1450/mo.

653 Lakeridge Dr SE

653 Lakeridge Dr SE, Conyers, Georgia 30094

bed 3
payment $1730/mo.

1749 GA-212

1749 GA-212, Conyers, Georgia 30094

bed 4
payment $1995/mo.

192 Odyssey Turn Conyers GA

192 Odyssey Turn NW, Conyers, Georgia 30012

bed 3
payment $1749/mo.

5309 Olde St

5309 Olde St, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088

bed 6
payment $1899/mo.

2009 Millstream Hollow

2009 Millstream Hollow, Conyers, Georgia 30012

bed 3
payment $1975/mo.

1981 Marbut Forest Dr, Lithonia, GA 30058

1981 Marbut Forest Dr, Lithonia, Georgia 30058

bed 3
payment $1640/mo.

3930 Medlock Park Dr

3930 Medlock Pk Dr, Snellville, Georgia 30039

bed 4
payment $2055/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Georgia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In DeKalb County, Georgia
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for DeKalb County, Georgia.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for DeKalb County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near DeKalb County.

How many renters live in DeKalb County, Georgia?

The County of DeKalb County has 762,820 people living in 279,861 households.

There are 288,132 renters living in 111,649 renter households in this County. Renters make up 37.77 percent of the population living in DeKalb County.

What is the rental market like in DeKalb County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 330,765 housing units in the DeKalb County area. Of these, 126,001 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in DeKalb County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in DeKalb County?

The rental vacancy rate in DeKalb County is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in DeKalb County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in DeKalb County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4,325 28,030 48,973 22,328 6,450
Occupied Rental Units by Size in DeKalb County

A large number of apartments in DeKalb County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in DeKalb County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 31 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in DeKalb County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in DeKalb County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in DeKalb County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 2,689 62 percent
One BR 17,164 61 percent
Two BR 19,756 40 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in DeKalb County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in DeKalb County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in DeKalb County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 6,255
Public Housing 75
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,405
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 354
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 29
Tracked Units by Federal Program in DeKalb County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County features 2,505 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 8,851 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 $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.