Jackson, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 305 income based apartments in Jackson where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 36 affordable apartments in Jackson that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Jackson, Georgia

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

Magnolia Grove

336 April Ln
Jackson, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pepperton Villas

127 Harper St
Jackson, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Heritage Apartments

812 Brownlee Rd
Jackson, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Brook Point Apartments

157 Pulliam Dr
Jackson, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Mill Lake Apartments

872 Brownlee Rd
Jackson, Georgia

Mallet Park

379 Mallet St
Jackson, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Jackson, 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 Jackson 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 Jackson.

Jackson, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, Georgia

Jackson features 305 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 Jackson, Georgia

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $985 and $1,203.

2023 Jackson, 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
Jackson, Georgia Fair Market Rent $831 $836 $1,094 $1,433 $1,620
Jackson, Georgia Payment Standard Range $748 to $914 $752 to $920 $985 to $1,203 $1,290 to $1,576 $1,458 to $1,782

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 341
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 305
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $34,846 ±$4,730
Median Rent $637 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.32% ± 14.62pp
Total Population 4,949

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson is a city in Butts County, Georgia with a population of 4,949. There are 1,715 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 47.7% of households in Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson

The median gross income for households in Jackson is $34,846 a year, or $2,904 a month. The median rent for the city is $637 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson.

Area Median Income In Jackson

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 Jackson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Butts County.

In Jackson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Jackson

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 Jackson

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