Hazlehurst, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 182 income based apartments in Hazlehurst where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 116 affordable apartments in Hazlehurst that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hazlehurst, Georgia

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

Greenbrier Apartments

131 Burketts Ferry Rd
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Hammock Homes

153 N Miller St
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Cloverset Place

2 Eugene Lewis Rd
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Hillcrest Apt

49 Farmer Street
Hazlehurst, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Hazlehurst, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Hazlehurst Public Housing
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 Hazlehurst.

Hazlehurst, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hazlehurst, Georgia

Hazlehurst features 182 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 Hazlehurst, Georgia

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hazlehurst.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hazlehurst, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hazlehurst landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Hazlehurst.

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

2023 Hazlehurst, 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
Hazlehurst, Georgia Fair Market Rent $602 $606 $772 $940 $1,113
Hazlehurst, Georgia Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $1,002 to $1,224

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hazlehurst, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 298
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 182
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.62%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $26,848 ±$11,998
Median Rent $494 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.3% ± 14.18pp
Total Population 4,217

Population and Household Demographics

Hazlehurst is a city in Jeff Davis County, Georgia with a population of 4,217. There are 1,552 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 43.62% of households in Hazlehurst are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hazlehurst

The median gross income for households in Hazlehurst is $26,848 a year, or $2,237 a month. The median rent for the city is $494 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hazlehurst, a household making less than $1,647 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Hazlehurst.

Area Median Income In Hazlehurst

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 Hazlehurst, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jeff Davis County.

In Hazlehurst, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,900

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 Hazlehurst

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 Hazlehurst

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