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