Affordable Housing In Newton County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 464 income based apartments in Newton County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,096 affordable apartments in Newton County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Newton County, Georgia

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

Covington Square.

2101 Washington St SW
Covington, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

5106 Alcovy Rd NE

5106 Alcovy Rd NE
Covington, Georgia

7111 Fowler Ct NE

7111 Fowler Ct NE
Covington, Georgia

Wellington Ridge Apartments

9145 Wellington Dr
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Meadowbrook Apartments

460 Highway 142
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Harristown Park

2135 Reynolds St SW
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Village at Walkers Bend

5978 Everett St SW
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Arbor Lake - Magnolia Arbor

431 Kirkland Rd
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Heritage Park Apartments

10920 By Pass Rd
Covington, Georgia
Affordable

Walton Court

207 N Forest Ave
Social Circle, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Newton County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Newton County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Covington, GA Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Covington.
Affordable Housing In Social Circle, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Social Circle.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newton County, 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
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 Newton County.

Newton County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Newton County, Georgia

Newton County features 464 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 Newton County, Georgia

There are 1,096 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newton County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Newton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Newton County, 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
Newton County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Newton County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newton County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,560
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 464
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.85%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $49,179 ±$1,840
Median Rent $889 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.31% ± 4.46pp
Total Population 102,645

Population and Household Demographics

Newton County is a county in Georgia with a population of 102,645. There are 34,641 households in the county with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 29.85% of households in Newton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton County

The median gross income for households in Newton County is $49,179 a year, or $4,098 a month. The median rent for the county is $889 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton County, a household making less than $2,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton County.

Area Median Income In Newton 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 Newton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Newton 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Newton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800