Cheap Apartments In Lowndes County
Georgia

Low Income Apartments In Lowndes County

Ashton Park Apartments

1315 River Street
Valdosta, GA
$424-619
1-3 BR

Hyde Park Estates

1553 Weaver Street
Valdosta, GA
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ashton Meadows Apartments

2611 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Brittany Woods & Park Chase

1150 Old Statenville Road
Valdosta, GA
2-3 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hillmont Apartments

7069 Lakes Blvd.
Lake Park, GA

Valdosta Lowndes County Options, Inc

400 E Park Ave
Valdosta, GA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Forrest Manor Apartments

1100 Old Statenville Rd
Valdosta, GA
Subsidized

Ashley House Apartments

109 E Hill Ave
Valdosta, GA
Subsidized

Lake Park Apartments

805 Lane Dr
Lake Park, GA
Subsidized

Azalea Woods

811 W Mary St
Valdosta, GA
Subsidized

There are 27 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,559 affordable apartments for rent in Lowndes County, Georgia. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,037 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 506 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Lowndes County. There are 1,354 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Lowndes County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Lowndes County

Housing Authority Programs
Valdosta Housing Authority Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Lowndes County, Georgia

Lowndes County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,559
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,037
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Total Population 113,203
Housing Units 39,328
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $36,834 ±$1,205
Median Rent $758 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.71% ± 3.21pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lowndes County is a County in Georgia with a population of 113,203. There are 39,328 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 48.66% of households in Lowndes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lowndes County

The median gross income for households in Lowndes County is $36,834 a year, or $3,070 a month. The median rent for the county is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lowndes County, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Lowndes County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.21 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Lowndes County

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.

In Lowndes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,500

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 Lowndes County

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 Lowndes County HUD Rental Assistance in Lowndes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $24,750 $26,750 $28,750 $30,700 $32,700
50% of Median $17,350 $19,800 $22,300 $24,750 $26,750 $28,750 $30,700 $32,700
80% of Median $27,750 $31,700 $35,650 $39,600 $42,800 $45,950 $49,150 $52,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lowndes County

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

From 1990 to 2011, 14 low income apartment communities containing 1,061 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lowndes County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Lowndes County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Lowndes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $17,350 $19,800 $22,300 $24,750 $26,750 $28,750 $30,700 $32,700
HERA 50% $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
60% of Median $20,820 $23,760 $26,760 $29,700 $32,100 $34,500 $36,840 $39,240
HERA 60% $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,940 $35,580 $38,220 $40,860 $43,500

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 Lowndes County is $26,760 a year, or $2,230 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,230 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $669 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% $434 $464 $558 $644 $719 $793
60% $521 $557 $669 $773 $863 $951
Fair Market Rents in Lowndes County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$533 $536 $697 $986 $1,224

Cities In Lowndes County

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City Listings Served By
Valdosta 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valdosta are the Valdosta Housing Authority and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Lake Park 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Park is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Hahira 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hahira are the Housing Authority of the City of Nashville and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Dasher 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dasher is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Moody AFB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moody AFB is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Remerton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Remerton is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.