Lumber City, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 63 income based apartments in Lumber City where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 40 affordable apartments in Lumber City that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lumber City, Georgia

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

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10 Erie St
Lumber City, Georgia
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70 Erie St
Lumber City, Georgia
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10 Main St
Lumber City, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Lumber City

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Lumber City, 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 Lumber City 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 Lumber City.

Lumber City, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lumber City, Georgia

Lumber City features 63 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 Lumber City, Georgia

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lumber City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lumber City, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lumber City, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2023 Lumber City, 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
Lumber City, Georgia Fair Market Rent $516 $606 $772 $940 $1,037
Lumber City, Georgia Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $933 to $1,141

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lumber City, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 63
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $21,080 ±$5,992
Median Rent $566 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.01% ± 15.89pp
Total Population 1,327

Population and Household Demographics

Lumber City is a city in Telfair County, Georgia with a population of 1,327. There are 598 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 42.98% of households in Lumber City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lumber City

The median gross income for households in Lumber City is $21,080 a year, or $1,757 a month. The median rent for the city is $566 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lumber City, a household making less than $1,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Lumber City.

Area Median Income In Lumber City

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 Lumber City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Telfair County.

In Lumber City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $39,300

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 Lumber City

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 Lumber City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lumber City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lumber City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lumber City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850