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

Discover affordable housing in Jonesboro where there are 8+ 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.

Riverwood Section 1

681 Flint River Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30238

Keystone Apartments

145 S McDonough St, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Pointe South Apartments

772 Pointe South Pkwy, Jonesboro, Georgia 30238

Flint River Crossing ( Fka Williamsburg )

240 Flint River Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30238

Provence Place Apartments

701 Mount Zion Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Pointe Clear Apartments

7545 Tara Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

213 Hightower St

213 Hightower St, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Greens of Pebble Creek

9350 Thomas Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30238

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jonesboro, Georgia
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Jonesboro, 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), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Jonesboro, Georgia.

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

How many renters live in Jonesboro, Georgia?

The City of Jonesboro has 4,415 people living in 1,260 households.

There are 2,385 renters living in 860 renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.02 percent of the population living in Jonesboro.

What is the rental market like in Jonesboro, Georgia?

There are an estimated 1,360 housing units in the Jonesboro area. Of these, 892 units are rental homes, making up 66 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jonesboro, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jonesboro?

The rental vacancy rate in Jonesboro is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jonesboro
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
87 35 431 259 44
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jonesboro

A large number of apartments in Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 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 Jonesboro

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jonesboro, Georgia

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

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 87 100 percent
One BR 35 100 percent
Two BR 350 81 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jonesboro, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Jonesboro?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 183
Public Housing 30
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 182
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jonesboro, Georgia

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

Income Based Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia

Jonesboro features 496 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 Jonesboro, Georgia

There are 889 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jonesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jonesboro, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jonesboro landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jonesboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jonesboro, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.