Gainesville, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 793 income based apartments in Gainesville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,332 affordable apartments in Gainesville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Gainesville, Georgia

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

Ridgecrest Apartment Homes

1640 Roper Hill Road
Gainesville, Georgia
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Linwood Apartments

392 Linwood Dr
Gainesville, Georgia
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Walton Summit

1100 Green Hunter Lane
Gainesville, Georgia
1 BR

The Legacy at Walton Summit

1100 Green Hunter Lane
Gainesville, Georgia
1 BR

Harrison Square Apartments

815 Harrison Square
Gainesville, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-5 BR

Lighthouse Manor, Inc

2415 Lighthouse Manor Dr
Gainesville, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Church Street Manor

710 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lake Forest Apt.

1360 Otila Dr Apt 7A6
Gainesville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Paces Landing Apartments

2352 Spring Haven Dr
Gainesville, Georgia

Melrose Homes

854 Davis St
Gainesville, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Gainesville

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City Apartments
Flowery Branch, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Flowery Branch.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Gainesville, 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
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing; Homeownership
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 Gainesville.

Gainesville, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville features 793 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 Gainesville, Georgia

There are 1,332 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gainesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gainesville, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gainesville, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,080 and $1,320.

2023 Gainesville, 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
Gainesville, Georgia Fair Market Rent $967 $1,062 $1,200 $1,521 $1,728
Gainesville, Georgia Payment Standard Range $870 to $1,064 $956 to $1,168 $1,080 to $1,320 $1,369 to $1,673 $1,555 to $1,901

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gainesville, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 2,125
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 793
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.89
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $40,706 ±$2,793
Median Rent $803 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.03% ± 5.43pp
Total Population 37,115

Population and Household Demographics

Gainesville is a city in Hall County, Georgia with a population of 37,115. There are 12,426 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 62.36% of households in Gainesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gainesville

The median gross income for households in Gainesville is $40,706 a year, or $3,392 a month. The median rent for the city is $803 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gainesville, a household making less than $2,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Gainesville.

Area Median Income In Gainesville

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 Gainesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hall County.

In Gainesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Gainesville

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 Gainesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,800 $20,350 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,650 $33,900 $38,150 $42,350 $45,750 $49,150 $52,550 $55,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,400 $54,150 $60,900 $67,650 $73,100 $78,500 $83,900 $89,300