Affordable Housing In Forsyth County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 98 income based apartments in Forsyth County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 204 affordable apartments in Forsyth County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Forsyth County, Georgia

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

Abbington at Haw Creek

1415 Buford Highway
Cumming, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Willows of Cumming

225 Nancy Lane
Cumming, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Highland Manor

198 N Corners Pkwy
Cumming, Georgia
Affordable

277 Tolbert St

277 Tolbert St
Cumming, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Forsyth County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Forsyth County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Cumming, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Cumming.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Forsyth County, 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 Forsyth County.

Forsyth County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia

Forsyth County features 98 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 Forsyth County, Georgia

There are 204 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forsyth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forsyth County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forsyth County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Forsyth County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forsyth County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Forsyth County, 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
Forsyth County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Forsyth County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forsyth County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 302
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 98
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.85%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $88,816 ±$2,165
Median Rent $1,172 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.32% ± 4pp
Total Population 196,236

Population and Household Demographics

Forsyth County is a county in Georgia with a population of 196,236. There are 62,295 households in the county with an average household size of 3.14 persons. 15.85% of households in Forsyth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forsyth County

The median gross income for households in Forsyth County is $88,816 a year, or $7,401 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,172 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forsyth County, a household making less than $3,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Forsyth County.

Area Median Income In Forsyth County

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.

In Forsyth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Forsyth County

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 Forsyth County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800