Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Georgia

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Laurel Village Apartments

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

Brooksfield Apartments

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

Maple Lane

346 Poplar Street
Wadley, GA

Oak Lane Villas Lp

302 Cotton St
Wrens, GA
Subsidized

950 Walnut St

950 Walnut St
Louisville, GA

Forest View Apartments

600 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Wadley, GA
Subsidized

Oak Lane Villas

126 Oak St
Wrens, GA
HCV Welcome

Forest View Apartments

622 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Wadley, GA
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Louisville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Georgia

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 259 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Georgia. Jefferson County features 196 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 63 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 259
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 196
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.1

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 $43,700

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 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 Jefferson County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
50% of Median $18,250 $20,850 $23,450 $26,050 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
80% of Median $29,200 $33,400 $37,550 $41,700 $45,050 $48,400 $51,750 $55,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jefferson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 1998, 3 low income apartment communities containing 84 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,250 $20,850 $23,450 $26,050 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
60% of Median $21,900 $25,020 $28,140 $31,260 $33,780 $36,300 $38,820 $41,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Jefferson County is $28,140 a year, or $2,345 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,345 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $704 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $456 $489 $586 $678 $756 $834
60% $548 $587 $704 $813 $908 $1,001
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$491 $494 $651 $836 $1,057

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Wrens 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wrens is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Wadley 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadley is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Louisville 2 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.
Avera 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avera is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Stapleton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stapleton is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Bartow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bartow is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Matthews 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Matthews is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.