Affordable Housing In Decatur
35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur
Housing Authorities that serve Decatur
|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)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur, Georgia
There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,128 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Georgia.
Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Georgia
Decatur features 1,490 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 3,638 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 $1,050 and $1,284.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$996||$1,025||$1,167||$1,489||$1,824|
|Payment Standard Range||$896 to $1,096||$923 to $1,128||$1,050 to $1,284||$1,340 to $1,638||$1,642 to $2,006|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Decatur, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||35|
|Total Low Income Apartments||5,128|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,490|
|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|
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 $82,700
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 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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$17,400||$19,850||$22,350||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$28,950||$33,100||$37,250||$41,350||$44,700||$48,000||$51,300||$54,600|
|80% of Median||$46,350||$52,950||$59,550||$66,150||$71,450||$76,750||$82,050||$87,350|