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Affordable Housing In Decatur
DeKalb County, Georgia


Waiting List Openings In Decatur

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur

Abbington Perimeter

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

The Retreat At Madison Place

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

Columbia Senior Residences at Decatur East

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

Allegre Point Senior Residences

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

Trinity Walk Apartments

421 West Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia
Subsidized

Ahepa One Apartments

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

Shepherd Center

321 W Hill St
Decatur, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Villas of Friendly Heights

4581 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, Georgia

Community Housing, Inc

1179 Russell Dr
Decatur, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Clairmont Oaks

1800 Clairmont Lk
Decatur, Georgia
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Decatur

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur, Georgia

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,200 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Georgia

Decatur features 1,582 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 3,618 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 $1,067 and $1,304.

2021 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 $1,016 $1,040 $1,185 $1,491 $1,823
Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,118 $936 to $1,144 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,641 to $2,005

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Decatur, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 5,200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,582
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 $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