Affordable Housing In Heard County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 113 income based apartments in Heard County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 77 affordable apartments in Heard County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Heard County, Georgia

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

Franklin Manor Apartments

770 Mary Johnson Dr
Franklin, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Franklin Oaks II

7887 US Highway 27
Franklin, Georgia
Affordable

Chattahoochee South Apartments

900 S River Rd
Franklin, Georgia

Franklin Oaks Apartments

Chester Rd
Franklin, Georgia
Affordable

Ridgeview

9767 GA Highway 34
Franklin, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Heard County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Heard County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Franklin, GA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Franklin.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Heard 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 Heard County.

Heard County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Heard County, Georgia

Heard County features 113 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 Heard County, Georgia

There are 77 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Heard County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Heard County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Heard County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Heard County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Heard County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Heard 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
Heard County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Heard County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Heard County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $41,525 ±$3,868
Median Rent $757 ±$249
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.25% ± 8.34pp
Total Population 11,617

Population and Household Demographics

Heard County is a county in Georgia with a population of 11,617. There are 4,336 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 27.28% of households in Heard County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Heard County

The median gross income for households in Heard County is $41,525 a year, or $3,460 a month. The median rent for the county is $757 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Heard County, a household making less than $2,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Heard County.

Area Median Income In Heard 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 Heard County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Heard 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 Heard County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Heard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Heard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Heard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800