Demorest, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Demorest where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Demorest that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Demorest, Georgia

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

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Affordable Housing Near Demorest

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City Apartments
Cornelia, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Cornelia.
Clarkesville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Clarkesville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Demorest, 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
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Demorest.

Demorest, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Demorest, Georgia

Demorest features 0 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 Demorest, Georgia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Demorest.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Demorest, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Demorest, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2023 Demorest, 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
Demorest, Georgia Fair Market Rent $516 $652 $772 $1,049 $1,053
Demorest, Georgia Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $587 to $717 $695 to $849 $944 to $1,154 $948 to $1,158

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Demorest, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $48,750 ±$8,832
Median Rent $778 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 17.77pp
Total Population 1,842

Population and Household Demographics

Demorest is a city in Habersham County, Georgia with a population of 1,842. There are 539 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 39.52% of households in Demorest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Demorest

The median gross income for households in Demorest is $48,750 a year, or $4,063 a month. The median rent for the city is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Demorest, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Demorest.

Area Median Income In Demorest

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 Demorest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Habersham County.

In Demorest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Demorest

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 Demorest

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Demorest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Demorest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Demorest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900