Lexington, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 12 income based apartments in Lexington where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 4 affordable apartments in Lexington that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lexington, Georgia

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

Lexford Apartments

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Lexington, Georgia

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Affordable Housing Near Lexington

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Crawford, GA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Crawford.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lexington, 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
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 Lexington.

Lexington, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lexington, Georgia

Lexington features 12 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 Lexington, Georgia

There are 4 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lexington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lexington, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lexington, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,095.

2023 Lexington, 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
Lexington, Georgia Fair Market Rent $825 $877 $995 $1,335 $1,517
Lexington, Georgia Payment Standard Range $743 to $908 $789 to $965 $896 to $1,095 $1,202 to $1,469 $1,365 to $1,669

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lexington, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $31,250 ±$17,246
Median Rent $675 ±$183
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.78% ± 38.87pp
Total Population 266

Population and Household Demographics

Lexington is a city in Oglethorpe County, Georgia with a population of 266. There are 121 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 37.19% of households in Lexington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lexington

The median gross income for households in Lexington is $31,250 a year, or $2,604 a month. The median rent for the city is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lexington, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Lexington.

Area Median Income In Lexington

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 Lexington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oglethorpe County.

In Lexington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Lexington

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 Lexington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lexington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lexington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lexington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,500 $66,450 $71,350 $76,300 $81,200