Affordable Housing In Gilmer County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 224 income based apartments in Gilmer County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 44 affordable apartments in Gilmer County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Gilmer County, Georgia

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

Brooks Hill Apartments

185 Penland St
Ellijay, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Cox Creek Apartments

200 Penland St
Ellijay, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Ellijay East Apartments

188 Eric Simpson Dr
East Ellijay, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Hudson - Abernathy Cts

30 Green Cir
Ellijay, Georgia

Brookshill Apartments

100 Penland St
Ellijay, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Gilmer County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Gilmer County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In East Ellijay, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in East Ellijay.
Affordable Housing In Ellijay, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Ellijay.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Gilmer 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 Gilmer County.

Gilmer County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Gilmer County, Georgia

Gilmer County features 224 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 Gilmer County, Georgia

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gilmer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gilmer County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gilmer County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Gilmer County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gilmer County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $774 and $946.

2023 Gilmer 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
Gilmer County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $575 $653 $860 $1,130 $1,465
Gilmer County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $588 to $718 $774 to $946 $1,017 to $1,243 $1,319 to $1,612

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gilmer County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 268
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 224
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $40,228 ±$3,768
Median Rent $688 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.71% ± 7.82pp
Total Population 28,673

Population and Household Demographics

Gilmer County is a county in Georgia with a population of 28,673. There are 10,985 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 23.64% of households in Gilmer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gilmer County

The median gross income for households in Gilmer County is $40,228 a year, or $3,352 a month. The median rent for the county is $688 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gilmer County, a household making less than $2,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Gilmer County.

Area Median Income In Gilmer 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 Gilmer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,000

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 Gilmer 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 Gilmer County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gilmer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gilmer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gilmer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900