Lyons, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 215 income based apartments in Lyons where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 206 affordable apartments in Lyons that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lyons, Georgia

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

Lakeview Apartments

136 N 10th Street
Lyons, Georgia

Jt Lyons Properties

385 E Liberty Ave
Lyons, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Toombs - Lyons Housing, Inc

512 N State St
Lyons, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

West Columbia Apartments

206 W Columbia Ave
Lyons, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lyons Apartments

410 SE Broad St
Lyons, Georgia

Harry Thompson Homes

583 W Liberty Ave
Lyons, Georgia

Lakeview Townhomes

Sid Newton Rd
Lyons, Georgia
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Lyons, 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 Lyons 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 Lyons.

Lyons, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lyons, Georgia

Lyons features 215 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 Lyons, Georgia

There are 206 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lyons.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lyons, Georgia

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

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

2023 Lyons, 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
Lyons, Georgia Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $772 $1,084 $1,266
Lyons, Georgia Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $527 to $645 $695 to $849 $976 to $1,192 $1,139 to $1,393

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lyons, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 421
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 215
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $22,438 ±$4,893
Median Rent $588 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.4% ± 16.45pp
Total Population 4,362

Population and Household Demographics

Lyons is a city in Toombs County, Georgia with a population of 4,362. There are 1,640 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 61.34% of households in Lyons are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lyons

The median gross income for households in Lyons is $22,438 a year, or $1,870 a month. The median rent for the city is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lyons, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Lyons.

Area Median Income In Lyons

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 Lyons, the AMI is calculated from all households within Toombs County.

In Lyons, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,400

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 Lyons

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 Lyons

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lyons 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 Lyons 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 Lyons 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