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Affordable Housing In Lavonia
Franklin County, Georgia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lavonia

Ridgewood Hills Townhouse Apartments Ltd

208 Poole St
Lavonia, Georgia

Lavonia Gardens Apartments

120 Brickyard Rd
Lavonia, Georgia

Vandiver Dansby Homes

13114 Jones St
Lavonia, Georgia
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Housing Authorities that serve Lavonia

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Lavonia Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lavonia, Georgia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 228 affordable apartments for rent in Lavonia, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Lavonia, Georgia

Lavonia features 228 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 Lavonia, Georgia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lavonia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lavonia, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lavonia landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lavonia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lavonia, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Lavonia, 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
Fair Market Rent $424 $572 $651 $924 $998
Payment Standard Range $382 to $466 $515 to $629 $586 to $716 $832 to $1,016 $898 to $1,098

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lavonia, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 228
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 228
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $29,450 ±$8,101
Median Rent $551 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.72% ± 15pp
Total Population 1,842

Population and Household Demographics

Lavonia is a City in Franklin County, Georgia with a population of 1,842. There are 817 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 53.49% of households in Lavonia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lavonia

The median gross income for households in Lavonia is $29,450 a year, or $2,454 a month. The median rent for the city is $551 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lavonia, a household making less than $1,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Lavonia.1

Area Median Income In Lavonia

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 Lavonia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Lavonia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,700

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 Lavonia

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 Lavonia

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