Affordable Housing In Gwinnett County
Georgia

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gwinnett County

Rolling Acres

110 E Park St
Buford, GA

Glenn Edge Apartments

101 Memorial St
Lawrenceville, GA

North Glen Apartments

4025 Arc Way
Norcross, GA
HCV Welcome

Magnolia Pointe

1475 Boggs Rd
Duluth, GA
HCV Welcome

Sweetwater Terraces

3555 Sweetwater Rd
Duluth, GA
HCV Welcome

Heartside Sugarloaf Senior Ap

1625 Atkinson Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
HCV Welcome

25 Garner St

25 Garner St
Norcross, GA

Housing Authorities that serve Gwinnett County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Gwinnett County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Buford Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Lawrenceville Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Norcross Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gwinnett County, Georgia

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,425 affordable apartments for rent in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Gwinnett County features 1,056 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,369 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gwinnett County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gwinnett County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 3,425
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,056
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.64%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $60,289 ±$691
Median Rent $1,043 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.79% ± 1.59pp
Total Population 859,234

Population and Household Demographics

Gwinnett County is a County in Georgia with a population of 859,234. There are 274,017 households in the county with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 33.64% of households in Gwinnett County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gwinnett County

The median gross income for households in Gwinnett County is $60,289 a year, or $5,024 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,043 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gwinnett County, a household making less than $3,477 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Gwinnett County.1

Area Median Income In Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett County HUD Rental Assistance in Gwinnett County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Gwinnett County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2008, 14 low income apartment communities containing 3,047 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Gwinnett County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Gwinnett County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
60% of Median $33,480 $38,280 $43,080 $47,820 $51,660 $55,500 $59,340 $63,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Gwinnett County is $43,080 a year, or $3,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,077 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $698 $748 $898 $1,036 $1,156 $1,276
60% $837 $897 $1,077 $1,244 $1,388 $1,532
Fair Market Rents in Gwinnett County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824

Cities In Gwinnett County

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City Listings Served By
Lawrenceville 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lawrenceville are the Housing Authority of the City of Lawrenceville and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Buford 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buford are the Housing Authority of the City of Buford and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Suwanee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Suwanee is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Lilburn 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lilburn is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Snellville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snellville is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Norcross 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Norcross are the Housing Authority of the City of Norcross and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Loganville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loganville are the Housing Authority of Loganville and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Duluth 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duluth is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Berkeley Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berkeley Lake is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Grayson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grayson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Mountain Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Park is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Rest Haven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rest Haven is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Dacula 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dacula is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Sugar Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugar Hill is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.