Affordable Housing In Hancock County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 103 income based apartments in Hancock County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 117 affordable apartments in Hancock County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hancock County, Georgia

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

Heritage Manor Apartments

276 Jamie L. Kennedy Blvd.
Sparta, Georgia
$555-605
1-2 BR
Affordable

Forest Ridge Sparta

11051 Ga Highway 22
Sparta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Forest Ridge Apartments

5151 GA Highway 22
Sparta, Georgia
Affordable

Drummers Home Apartments

12664 Broad St
Sparta, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Drummers Home Apartments

110 E Broad St
Sparta, Georgia
Affordable

332 Powelton Ave

332 Powelton Ave
Sparta, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Hancock County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Hancock County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Sparta, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Sparta.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hancock 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 Hancock County.

Hancock County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hancock County, Georgia

Hancock County features 103 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 Hancock County, Georgia

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hancock County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hancock County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hancock County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hancock County.

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

2023 Hancock 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
Hancock County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $648 $684 $772 $1,048 $1,315
Hancock County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $583 to $713 $616 to $752 $695 to $849 $943 to $1,153 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hancock County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 220
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 103
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $24,925 ±$2,624
Median Rent $630 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.9% ± 13.56pp
Total Population 8,881

Population and Household Demographics

Hancock County is a county in Georgia with a population of 8,881. There are 2,815 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 21.74% of households in Hancock County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hancock County

The median gross income for households in Hancock County is $24,925 a year, or $2,077 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hancock County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Hancock County.

Area Median Income In Hancock 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 Hancock County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,400

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 Hancock 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 Hancock County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850