Lafayette, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 510 income based apartments in Lafayette where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 272 affordable apartments in Lafayette that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lafayette, Georgia

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

Abbington Linwood

8A Probasco Street
Lafayette, Georgia
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Minimum Income Requirement

Yester Oaks Apartments

51 Yester Oaks Dr
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pri Woodlands Village

1201 N Main St
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Town Creek Apartments

300 Cooper Street
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Lucky Pointe

307 Stanfield Rd
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lafayette Gardens Apartments

709 Patterson Road Box 21
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Carriage Hill Apartments

1135 Campbell Avenue
Lafayette, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Briarwood ( Jesup Manor ) Apartments

501 McLemore St
Lafayette, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lafayette Garden Apartments

709 Patterson Rd
Lafayette, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Bryan Hms General Hms

708 Thompson St
Lafayette, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Lafayette

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Lafayette, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lafayette.

Lafayette, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lafayette, Georgia

Lafayette features 510 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 Lafayette, Georgia

There are 272 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lafayette.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafayette, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lafayette landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lafayette.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafayette, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $960 and $1,174.

2023 Lafayette, 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
Lafayette, Georgia Fair Market Rent $910 $919 $1,067 $1,372 $1,619
Lafayette, Georgia Payment Standard Range $819 to $1,001 $827 to $1,011 $960 to $1,174 $1,235 to $1,509 $1,457 to $1,781

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lafayette, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 782
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 510
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $29,688 ±$6,429
Median Rent $618 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.85% ± 11.83pp
Total Population 7,107

Population and Household Demographics

Lafayette is a city in Walker County, Georgia with a population of 7,107. There are 2,812 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 48.83% of households in Lafayette are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lafayette

The median gross income for households in Lafayette is $29,688 a year, or $2,474 a month. The median rent for the city is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lafayette, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Lafayette.

Area Median Income In Lafayette

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 Lafayette, the AMI is calculated from all households within Walker County.

In Lafayette, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,200

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 Lafayette

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 Lafayette

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lafayette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,800 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lafayette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lafayette AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,150 $48,150 $54,150 $60,150 $65,000 $69,800 $74,600 $79,400