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Affordable Housing In Lithonia
DeKalb County, Georgia

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lithonia

The Terraces at Parkview

6800 Parkview Trail
Lithonia, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hills at Fairington

5959 Fairington Rd
Lithonia, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Granite Crossing

6887 Max Cleland Boulevard
Lithonia, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Lane Manor

5116 Salem Rd
Lithonia, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alice Williams Towers, II

5470 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Panola Gardens Senior Housing

2589 STONEKEY PL
Lithonia, Georgia

Greens at Stonecreek

100 Deer Creek Cir
Lithonia, Georgia

Dekalb Mr Homes, Inc

1536 Saint Dunstans Rd
Lithonia, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

3100 Stone Mountain St

3100 Stone Mountain St
Lithonia, Georgia

Dekalb Mr Homes II

1116 Alford Rd
Lithonia, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Lithonia

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lithonia, Georgia

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 815 affordable apartments for rent in Lithonia, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Lithonia, Georgia

Lithonia features 191 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 Lithonia, Georgia

There are 624 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lithonia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lithonia, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lithonia landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lithonia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lithonia, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,050 and $1,284.

2020 Lithonia, 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 $996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824
Payment Standard Range $896 to $1,096 $923 to $1,128 $1,050 to $1,284 $1,340 to $1,638 $1,642 to $2,006

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lithonia, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 815
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 191
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 66.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $26,913 ±$5,464
Median Rent $733 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.25% ± 10pp
Total Population 1,961

Population and Household Demographics

Lithonia is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia with a population of 1,961. There are 775 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 66.32% of households in Lithonia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lithonia

The median gross income for households in Lithonia is $26,913 a year, or $2,243 a month. The median rent for the city is $733 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lithonia, a household making less than $2,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Lithonia.

Area Median Income In Lithonia

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 Lithonia, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Lithonia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Lithonia

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 Lithonia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350