Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 485 income based apartments in Franklin County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 58 affordable apartments in Franklin County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Franklin County, Georgia

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

HEATHER HIGHLANDS

10 ED SMITH WAY
Royston, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Crestview Manor Apartments

401 Dovetown Rd
Royston, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Cobb Center Inc

234 Turner St
Royston, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridgewood Hills Townhouse Apartments Ltd

208 Poole St
Lavonia, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lavonia Gardens Apartments

120 Brickyard Rd
Lavonia, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Gaines Homes

87 Royston Homes Cir
Royston, Georgia

Vandiver Dansby Homes

13114 Jones St
Lavonia, Georgia

Cobb Place

124 Hospital Rd
Royston, Georgia

Royston Townhouses

135 Spring St
Royston, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Franklin County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Franklin County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Lavonia, GA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lavonia.
Affordable Housing In Royston, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Royston.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Franklin 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 Franklin County.

Franklin County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Georgia

Franklin County features 485 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 Franklin County, Georgia

There are 58 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Franklin County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Franklin County.

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

2023 Franklin 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
Franklin County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $772 $1,030 $1,123
Franklin County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $527 to $645 $695 to $849 $927 to $1,133 $1,011 to $1,235

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 543
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 485
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $33,816 ±$3,408
Median Rent $607 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.05% ± 7.55pp
Total Population 22,110

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a county in Georgia with a population of 22,110. There are 8,433 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 30.43% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $33,816 a year, or $2,818 a month. The median rent for the county is $607 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Franklin County, a household making less than $2,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Franklin County.

Area Median Income In Franklin 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 Franklin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,900

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 Franklin 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 Franklin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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