Affordable Housing In Decatur
DeKalb County, Georgia

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur

Abbington Perimeter

3250 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia
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1-3 BR

The Retreat At Madison Place

3907 Redwing Circle
Decatur, Georgia
1-2 BR

Columbia Senior Residences at Decatur East

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

Oakview Walk

1111 Oakview Rd
Decatur, Georgia
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1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Allegre Point Senior Residences

3391 Flat Shoals Rd
Decatur, Georgia
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1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Candler Forest

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

Trinity Walk Apartments

421 West Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia

Ahepa One Apartments

2025 Ludovie Ln
Decatur, Georgia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shepherd Center

321 W Hill St
Decatur, Georgia
Disabled Supportive Housing

Villas of Friendly Heights

4581 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, Georgia

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Decatur, Georgia

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 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,235 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Georgia.

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 3,553 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 $1,160 and $1,418.

2022 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 $1,111 $1,131 $1,289 $1,596 $1,951
Decatur, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,000 to $1,222 $1,018 to $1,244 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,436 to $1,756 $1,756 to $2,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Decatur, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 5,235
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 $86,200

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.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,300 $55,200 $62,100 $68,950 $74,500 $80,000 $85,500 $91,050