Affordable Housing In Kennesaw
Cobb County, Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 50 income based apartments in Kennesaw where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 912 affordable apartments in Kennesaw that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kennesaw, Georgia

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

Walton Ridenour Apartments

1425 Ridenour Blvd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Lakeside Vista Apartments

2100 Ellison Lakes Dr NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

The Enclave at Depot Park

2726 South Main St.
Kennesaw, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Laurels Edge

3950 Frey Rd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alta Ridenour Senior Apartments

1350 Ridenour Blvd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Affordable

Cobblestone Landing Apartments

3050 Cobb Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Affordable

Highland Court Senior Residences

4150 George Busbee Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Kennesaw

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Kennesaw

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Acworth, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Acworth.
Affordable Housing In Austell, GA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Austell.
Affordable Housing In Mableton, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Mableton.
Affordable Housing In Marietta, GA Affordable Housing programs support 30 apartment communities in Marietta.
Affordable Housing In Powder Springs, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Powder Springs.
Affordable Housing In Smyrna, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Smyrna.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kennesaw, 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
Marietta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kennesaw.

Kennesaw, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw features 50 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 Kennesaw, Georgia

There are 912 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kennesaw.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kennesaw, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kennesaw landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kennesaw.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kennesaw, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Kennesaw, 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
Kennesaw, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Kennesaw, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kennesaw, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 962
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $61,817 ±$5,542
Median Rent $1,122 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.22% ± 7.52pp
Total Population 32,186

Population and Household Demographics

Kennesaw is a city in Cobb County, Georgia with a population of 32,186. There are 12,681 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 39.55% of households in Kennesaw are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kennesaw

The median gross income for households in Kennesaw is $61,817 a year, or $5,151 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,122 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kennesaw, a household making less than $3,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Kennesaw.

Area Median Income In Kennesaw

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 Kennesaw, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cobb County.

In Kennesaw, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Kennesaw

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 Kennesaw

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kennesaw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kennesaw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kennesaw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800