Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Hiawassee, GA

Discover affordable housing in Hiawassee where there are 3+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Big Sky Village

301 Skyview Dr, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Hiawassee Apartments

269 Zell Street, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Cottage Hill Apartments

3 Bell St, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Hiawassee, Georgia
$9.51 (+131%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $9.51 (+131%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Hiawassee, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hiawassee.

How many renters live in Hiawassee, Georgia?

The City of Hiawassee has 1,140 people living in 515 households.

There are 424 renters living in 276 renter households in this City. Renters make up 37.19 percent of the population living in Hiawassee.

What is the rental market like in Hiawassee, Georgia?

There are an estimated 885 housing units in the Hiawassee area. Of these, 332 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Hiawassee, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Hiawassee?

The rental vacancy rate in Hiawassee is 17 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Hiawassee for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hiawassee
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
20 109 88 28 31
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hiawassee

A large number of apartments in Hiawassee have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Hiawassee are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 35 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Hiawassee

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $758 to $1,502. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $758
One BR $788
Two BR $885
Three BR $1,247
Four BR $1,502
2024 Fair Market Rents in Hiawassee, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Hiawassee?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 39 36 percent
Two BR 56 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Hiawassee, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Hiawassee?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Hiawassee, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 73
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 53
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Hiawassee, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Hiawassee, Georgia

Hiawassee features 39 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 48 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 $797 and $974.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.