Affordable Housing In Hahira
Lowndes County, Georgia

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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 140 affordable apartments for rent in Hahira, Georgia. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 16 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hahira. There are 124 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hahira is the Housing Authority of the City of Nashville.

Affordable Apartments in Hahira

530 E Lawson St
Hahira, Georgia
Meadowbrook Apartments is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Hahira.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hahira.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
200 E Park St
Hahira, Georgia
Hahira, Ga is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Hahira.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1022 W Stanfill St
Hahira, Georgia
Gateway Pines II is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Hahira.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hahira.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
770 Union Rd
Hahira, Georgia
Gateway Pines Apartments is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community in Hahira.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hahira.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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Housing Authorities that serve Hahira

The Housing Authority of the City of Nashville is a Public Housing public housing agency in Nashville, Georgia.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hahira, Georgia

Hahira, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.9%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Total Population 2,843
Housing Units 958
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $41,907 ±$3,506
Median Rent $711 ±$161
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.8% ± 17.51pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hahira is a City in Lowndes County, Georgia with a population of 2,843. There are 958 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 30.9% of households in Hahira are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hahira

The median gross income for households in Hahira is $41,907 a year, or $3,492 a month. The median rent for the city is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hahira, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Hahira.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 17.51 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hahira

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 Hahira, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lowndes County.

In Hahira, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,900

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 Hahira

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.

Hahira HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $23,900 $25,850 $27,750 $29,650 $31,550
50% $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $23,900 $25,850 $27,750 $29,650 $31,550
80% $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hahira by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Hahira Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $23,900 $25,850 $27,750 $29,650 $31,550
HERA 50% $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
60% $20,100 $22,980 $25,860 $28,680 $31,020 $33,300 $35,580 $37,860
HERA 60% $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,940 $35,580 $38,220 $40,860 $43,500

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 Hahira is $25,860 a year, or $2,155 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,155 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $647 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $419 $449 $539 $622 $694 $765
60% $503 $539 $647 $746 $833 $918
Fair Market Rents in Hahira

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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$538 $542 $694 $949 $1,223