Hiawassee, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Hiawassee where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 87 affordable apartments in Hiawassee that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hiawassee, Georgia

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

Hiawassee Apartments

269 Zell Street
Hiawassee, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Big Sky Village

301 Skyview Dr
Hiawassee, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+
Affordable

Cottage Hill Apartments

3 Bell St
Hiawassee, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Hiawassee

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City Apartments
Young Harris, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Young Harris.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hiawassee, 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 Hiawassee.

Hiawassee, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hiawassee, Georgia

Hiawassee features 0 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 Hiawassee, Georgia

There are 87 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hiawassee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hiawassee, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hiawassee, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $721 and $881.

2023 Hiawassee, 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
Hiawassee, Georgia Fair Market Rent $673 $687 $801 $1,138 $1,364
Hiawassee, Georgia Payment Standard Range $606 to $740 $618 to $756 $721 to $881 $1,024 to $1,252 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hiawassee, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 87
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.67%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 1.92
Median Household Income $29,663 ±$8,601
Median Rent $643 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.22% ± 15.9pp
Total Population 982

Population and Household Demographics

Hiawassee is a city in Towns County, Georgia with a population of 982. There are 453 households in the city with an average household size of 1.92 persons. 49.67% of households in Hiawassee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hiawassee

The median gross income for households in Hiawassee is $29,663 a year, or $2,472 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hiawassee, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Hiawassee.

Area Median Income In Hiawassee

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 Hiawassee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Towns County.

In Hiawassee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Hiawassee

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 Hiawassee

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