Affordable Housing In Habersham County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 348 income based apartments in Habersham County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 399 affordable apartments in Habersham County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Habersham County, Georgia

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

Peaks of Cornelia

100 Peaks Circle
Cornelia, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Cornelia

Multiple sites within city limits
Cornelia, Georgia

Demorest Apartments

245 Demorest Apartments Court
Demorest, Georgia
Affordable

Cornelia Garden Apartments

Cornelia Garden Circle
Cornelia, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Green Mountain Village

1237 Old Athens Hwy
Cornelia, Georgia
Affordable

Habersham

101 Holcomb St
Clarkesville, Georgia

Heritage Gardens Apartments

110 Heritage Garden Dr
Cornelia, Georgia
Affordable

Baldwin Court Apartments

411 Airport Rd W
Cornelia, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Manor Place Homes

101 Manor Place Dr
Cornelia, Georgia
Affordable

Cameron at Clarkesville

1257 Annandale Dr
Clarkesville, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Habersham County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Habersham County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Clarkesville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Clarkesville.
Affordable Housing In Cornelia, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Cornelia.
Affordable Housing In Demorest, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Demorest.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Habersham 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 Habersham County.

Habersham County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Habersham County, Georgia

Habersham County features 348 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 Habersham County, Georgia

There are 399 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Habersham County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Habersham County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Habersham County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Habersham County.

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

2023 Habersham 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
Habersham County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $516 $652 $772 $1,049 $1,053
Habersham County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $587 to $717 $695 to $849 $944 to $1,154 $948 to $1,158

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Habersham County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 747
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 348
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $40,907 ±$2,152
Median Rent $687 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.04% ± 6.24pp
Total Population 43,527

Population and Household Demographics

Habersham County is a county in Georgia with a population of 43,527. There are 14,864 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 25.13% of households in Habersham County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Habersham County

The median gross income for households in Habersham County is $40,907 a year, or $3,409 a month. The median rent for the county is $687 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Habersham County, a household making less than $2,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Habersham County.

Area Median Income In Habersham 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 Habersham County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Habersham 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 Habersham County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Habersham 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 Habersham 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 Habersham 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