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Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Georgia

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Laurel Village Apartments

331 Battle St
Wadley, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Brooksfield Apartments

1101 Peachtree Street
Louisville, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Maple Lane

346 Poplar Street
Wadley, Georgia

Oak Lane Villas Lp

302 Cotton St
Wrens, Georgia
Subsidized

950 Walnut St

950 Walnut St
Louisville, Georgia

Forest View Apartments

600 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Wadley, Georgia
Subsidized

Oak Lane Villas

126 Oak St
Wrens, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

Louisville Villas

5111 Middleground Rd
Louisville, Georgia

Northgate Apartments

708 N Main St
Wrens, Georgia

Peach Lane

10460 Us Highway 1 S
Wadley, Georgia

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Georgia

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 317 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia

Jefferson County features 291 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 Jefferson County, Georgia

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Jefferson 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
Fair Market Rent $491 $494 $651 $836 $1,057
Payment Standard Range $442 to $540 $445 to $543 $586 to $716 $752 to $920 $951 to $1,163

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 317
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 291
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $26,557 ±$2,063
Median Rent $534 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.25% ± 8.65pp
Total Population 16,374

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Georgia with a population of 16,374. There are 6,057 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.23% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $26,557 a year, or $2,213 a month. The median rent for the county is $534 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $1,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,900

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
50% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $24,650 $27,350 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
80% of Median $30,650 $35,000 $39,400 $43,750 $47,250 $50,750 $54,250 $57,750

Cities In Jefferson County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Avera The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avera is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Bartow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bartow is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Louisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Louisville are the Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro, Housing Authority of the City of Louisville and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Matthews The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Matthews is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Stapleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stapleton is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Wadley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadley is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Wrens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wrens is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.