Affordable Housing In Lithonia
DeKalb County, Georgia

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lithonia

The Terraces at Parkview

6800 Parkview Trail
Lithonia, GA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Hills at Fairington

5959 Fairington Rd
Lithonia, GA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Granite Crossing

6887 Max Cleland Blvd.
Lithonia, GA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lane Manor

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

Alice Williams Towers, II

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

Panola Gardens Senior Housing

2589 STONEKEY PL
Lithonia, GA
HCV Welcome

Greens at Stonecreek

100 Deer Creek Cir
Lithonia, GA
HCV Welcome

Dekalb Mr Homes, Inc

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

3100 Stone Mountain St

3100 Stone Mountain St
Lithonia, GA

Dekalb Mr Homes II

1116 Alford Rd
Lithonia, GA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lithonia, Georgia

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 815 affordable apartments for rent in Lithonia, Georgia. Lithonia features 191 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 624 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lithonia.

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.1

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 $79,700

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 Lithonia 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 $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lithonia

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2009, 6 low income apartment communities containing 989 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lithonia by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lithonia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
60% of Median $33,480 $38,280 $43,080 $47,820 $51,660 $55,500 $59,340 $63,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lithonia is $43,080 a year, or $3,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,077 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $698 $748 $898 $1,036 $1,156 $1,276
60% $837 $897 $1,077 $1,244 $1,388 $1,532
Fair Market Rents in Lithonia

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824