Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Gainesville, GA

Find 19 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Gainesville, GA – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Myrtle Terraces I & II

1326 and 1328 Myrtle St. SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Ridgecrest Apartment Homes

1640 Roper Hill Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Orchard Brook

2020 McEver Rd, Gainesville, Georgia 30504

Paces Landing Apartments

2352 Spring Haven Dr, Gainesville, Georgia 30504

North Point Apartments

100 North Pointe Dr, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Church Street Manor

710 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Walton Summit

1100 Green Hunter Lane, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

The Legacy at Walton Summit

1100 Green Hunter Lane, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Walton Harbor

1000 Tower Heights Rd., Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Mcever Vineyards

1235 McEver Rd, Gainesville, Georgia 30504

Linwood Apartments

392 Linwood Dr , Gainesville, Georgia 30501

The Retreat at Mcever

1050 Eagle Eye Rd, Gainesville, Georgia 30504

Windcliff Apartments

150 Gabriel Cir, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Lenox Park

1000 Lenox Park Pl, Gainesville, Georgia 30507

Lighthouse Manor, Inc

2415 Lighthouse Manor Dr, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Lake Forest Apt.

1360 Otila Dr Apt 7A6 , Gainesville, Georgia 30504

Harrison Square Apartments

815 Harrison Square, Gainesville, Georgia 30507

Pace Oconee Springs

2294 Skelton Rd, Gainesville, Georgia 30504

Melrose Homes

854 Davis St, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Gainesville, Georgia
$26.25/hour
$19.00 (+262%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $19.00 (+262%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Public Housing, Homeownership programs for Gainesville, Georgia.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Gainesville, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Gainesville.

How many renters live in Gainesville, Georgia?

The City of Gainesville has 42,780 people living in 14,965 households.

There are 23,423 renters living in 8,475 renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.75 percent of the population living in Gainesville.

What is the rental market like in Gainesville, Georgia?

There are an estimated 17,217 housing units in the Gainesville area. Of these, 9,321 units are rental homes, making up 54 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Gainesville, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Gainesville?

The rental vacancy rate in Gainesville is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Gainesville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gainesville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
469 2,057 3,710 1,765 383
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gainesville

A large number of apartments in Gainesville have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Gainesville are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Gainesville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,076 to $1,932. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,076
One BR $1,235
Two BR $1,386
Three BR $1,711
Four BR $1,932
2024 Fair Market Rents in Gainesville, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Gainesville?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 352 75 percent
One BR 1,393 68 percent
Two BR 2,402 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Gainesville, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Gainesville?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Gainesville, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,438
Public Housing 131
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 557
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 74
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Gainesville, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville features 720 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 1,324 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 $1,247 and $1,525.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.