Lincolnton, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 60 income based apartments in Lincolnton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 24 affordable apartments in Lincolnton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lincolnton, Georgia

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

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Lincolnton, 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton.

Lincolnton, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lincolnton, Georgia

Lincolnton features 60 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 Lincolnton, Georgia

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincolnton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincolnton, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincolnton, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $711 and $869.

2023 Lincolnton, 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
Lincolnton, Georgia Fair Market Rent $584 $693 $790 $1,057 $1,061
Lincolnton, Georgia Payment Standard Range $526 to $642 $624 to $762 $711 to $869 $951 to $1,163 $955 to $1,167

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lincolnton, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 84
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.6%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $31,475 ±$4,432
Median Rent $499 ±$261
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.71% ± 12.28pp
Total Population 1,518

Population and Household Demographics

Lincolnton is a city in Lincoln County, Georgia with a population of 1,518. There are 655 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 42.6% of households in Lincolnton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincolnton

The median gross income for households in Lincolnton is $31,475 a year, or $2,623 a month. The median rent for the city is $499 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincolnton, a household making less than $1,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincolnton.

Area Median Income In Lincolnton

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 Lincolnton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Lincolnton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Lincolnton

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 Lincolnton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincolnton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $39,850 $42,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincolnton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincolnton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800