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Affordable Housing In Mountain Park
Cherokee County, Georgia

Housing Authorities that serve Mountain Park

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mountain Park, Georgia

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mountain Park, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Mountain Park, Georgia

Mountain Park features 0 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 Mountain Park, Georgia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mountain Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mountain Park, Georgia

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

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

2020 Mountain Park, 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.

Mountain Park, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $56,406 ±$22,930
Median Rent $1,529 ±$949
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.68% ± 19.51pp
Total Population 591

Population and Household Demographics

Mountain Park is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia with a population of 591. There are 259 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 23.94% of households in Mountain Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mountain Park

The median gross income for households in Mountain Park is $56,406 a year, or $4,701 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,529 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mountain Park, a household making less than $5,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Mountain Park.

Area Median Income In Mountain Park

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 Mountain Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Mountain Park, 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 Mountain Park

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 Mountain Park

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