Decatur, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,682 income based apartments in Decatur where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,723 affordable apartments in Decatur that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Decatur, Georgia

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

Abbington Perimeter

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

The Retreat At Madison Place

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

Columbia Senior Residences at Decatur East

590 E. Freeman St
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oakview Walk

1111 Oakview Rd
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Allegre Point Senior Residences

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

Sterling at Candler Village

2536 Mellville Ave
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Candler Forest

2145 Candler Rd
Decatur, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Trinity Walk Apartments

421 West Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Ahepa One Apartments

2025 Ludovie Ln
Decatur, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shepherd Center

321 W Hill St
Decatur, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Decatur

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

Decatur, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Georgia

Decatur features 1,682 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 Decatur, Georgia

There are 3,723 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Decatur, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Decatur landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Decatur.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Decatur, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Decatur, 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
Decatur, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Decatur, 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.

Decatur, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 5,405
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,682
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $81,970 ±$6,680
Median Rent $887 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.37% ± 8.01pp
Total Population 20,605

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia with a population of 20,605. There are 7,935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 36.04% of households in Decatur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur

The median gross income for households in Decatur is $81,970 a year, or $6,831 a month. The median rent for the city is $887 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur, a household making less than $2,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur.

Area Median Income In Decatur

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Decatur, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Decatur, 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 Decatur

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 Decatur

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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