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Affordable Housing In Jonesboro
Clayton County, Georgia

Waiting List Openings In Jonesboro

Jonesboro and Clayton County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Jonesboro Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am, until April 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Jonesboro and Clayton County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jonesboro

Keystone Apartments

145 S McDonough St
Jonesboro, Georgia

Riverwood Section 1

681 Flint River Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

Flint River Crossing ( Fka Williamsburg )

240 Flint River Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

Provence Place Apartments

701 Mount Zion Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

Pointe Clear Apartments

7545 Tara Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

Pointe South Apartments

772 Pointe South Pkwy
Jonesboro, Georgia

Greens of Pebble Creek

9350 Thomas Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia

213 Hightower St

213 Hightower St
Jonesboro, Georgia
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Housing Authorities that serve Jonesboro

Housing Authority Programs
Jonesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jonesboro, Georgia

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,205 affordable apartments for rent in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia

Jonesboro features 316 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 $1,067 and $1,304.

2021 Jonesboro, 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
Jonesboro, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,016 $1,040 $1,185 $1,491 $1,823
Jonesboro, Georgia Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,118 $936 to $1,144 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,641 to $2,005

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jonesboro, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 1,205
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 316
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $31,387 ±$5,291
Median Rent $856 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.4% ± 13.14pp
Total Population 4,669

Population and Household Demographics

Jonesboro is a city in Clayton County, Georgia with a population of 4,669. There are 1,195 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 54.81% of households in Jonesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jonesboro

The median gross income for households in Jonesboro is $31,387 a year, or $2,616 a month. The median rent for the city is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jonesboro, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Jonesboro.

Area Median Income In Jonesboro

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 Jonesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clayton County.

In Jonesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,200

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 Jonesboro

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 Jonesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,300 $55,200 $62,100 $68,950 $74,500 $80,000 $85,500 $91,050