Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Decatur, GA

Discover affordable housing in Decatur where there are 131+ 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.

Allegre Point Senior Residences

3391 Flat Shoals Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 1

Park Trace Apartments

700 Atlanta Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030

bed Studio-1

Abbington Perimeter

3250 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 1-3

The Retreat At Madison Place

3907 Redwing Circle, Decatur, Georgia 30035

bed 1-2
payment $838-971/mo.

Ahepa One Apartments

2025 Ludovie Ln, Decatur, Georgia 30033

Community Housing, Inc

1179 Russell Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30030

accessibility Accessible

Trinity Walk Apartments

421 West Trinity Place, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Columbia Senior Residences at Decatur East

590 E. Freeman St , Decatur, Georgia 30030

bed 1-2

3393 Hollow Tree Drive

3393 Hollow Tree Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 4
payment $2125/mo.

1245 June Dr

1245 June Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30035

bed 6
payment $2195/mo.

1506 Janmar Dr Unit 1506

1506 Janmar Dr Unit 1506, Decatur, Georgia 30032

bed 2
payment $1550/mo.

2680 Rainbow Ct

2680 Rainbow Ct, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 3
payment $1795/mo.

2496 Shiloh Drive

2496 Shiloh Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 4
payment $2140/mo.

3253 Georgian Woods Cir

3253 Georgian Woods Cir, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 5
payment $2035/mo.

5228 Galleon Xing, Decatur, GA 30035

5228 Galleon Crossing, Decatur, Georgia 30035

bed 4
payment $2280/mo.

1750 Highland Ct

1750 Highland Ct, Decatur, Georgia 30035

bed 4
payment $1890/mo.

2495 Dawn Dr

2495 Dawn Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30032

bed 4
payment $1799/mo.

3140 Convair Lane

3140 Convair Ln, Decatur, Georgia 30032

bed 3
payment $1560/mo.

2443 Deep Shoals Cir

2443 Deep Shoals Cir, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 3
payment $2220/mo.

3456 Lehigh Way

3456 Lehigh Way, Decatur, Georgia 30034

bed 1
payment $900/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Decatur, 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 Decatur, Georgia
$34.92/hour
$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 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.

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

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

How many renters live in Decatur, Georgia?

The City of Decatur has 24,421 people living in 9,053 households.

There are 6,874 renters living in 3,241 renter households in this City. Renters make up 28.15 percent of the population living in Decatur.

What is the rental market like in Decatur, Georgia?

There are an estimated 10,173 housing units in the Decatur area. Of these, 3,699 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Decatur, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Decatur?

The rental vacancy rate in Decatur is 9 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 Decatur for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Decatur
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
221 1,266 1,335 330 54
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Decatur

A large number of apartments in Decatur 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 Decatur are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 41 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 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 Decatur

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 Decatur, Georgia

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

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 80 36 percent
One BR 745 59 percent
Two BR 467 35 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Decatur, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Decatur?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 441
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 828
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Decatur, Georgia

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

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Georgia

Decatur features 1,014 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 4,120 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 $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.