Fitzgerald, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 624 income based apartments in Fitzgerald where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 198 affordable apartments in Fitzgerald that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Fitzgerald, Georgia

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

The Village of Ben Hill

224 Dewey Mcglamory Road
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome
Affordable

Jack Allen Apartments

160 Wilson Avenue
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Mulberry Court

154 Jack Allen Rd W
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

McKinley Lane Apartments

283 Irwinville Hwy
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Fitzgerald Summit Apartments

318 S Grant St
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Meadowrun Fitz

197 Perry House Rd
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Bridge Creek Apartments

173 Bowens Mill Hwy
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Merrimac Village

1000 N Merrimac Drive Ext
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Colony Square Apartments

808 N Merrimac Dr
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Scattered Sites

211 N Hill St
Fitzgerald, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Fitzgerald, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Fitzgerald Public Housing
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 Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Fitzgerald, Georgia

Fitzgerald features 624 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 Fitzgerald, Georgia

There are 198 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fitzgerald.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fitzgerald, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fitzgerald landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fitzgerald.

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

2023 Fitzgerald, 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
Fitzgerald, Georgia Fair Market Rent $648 $684 $772 $1,027 $1,315
Fitzgerald, Georgia Payment Standard Range $583 to $713 $616 to $752 $695 to $849 $924 to $1,130 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fitzgerald, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 822
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 624
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $25,203 ±$6,445
Median Rent $597 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.28% ± 11.63pp
Total Population 9,032

Population and Household Demographics

Fitzgerald is a city in Ben Hill County, Georgia with a population of 9,032. There are 3,252 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 49.17% of households in Fitzgerald are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fitzgerald

The median gross income for households in Fitzgerald is $25,203 a year, or $2,100 a month. The median rent for the city is $597 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fitzgerald, a household making less than $1,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Fitzgerald.

Area Median Income In Fitzgerald

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 Fitzgerald, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ben Hill County.

In Fitzgerald, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,500

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 Fitzgerald

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 Fitzgerald

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fitzgerald AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fitzgerald AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fitzgerald AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850