Affordable Housing In Oconee County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Oconee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Oconee County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Oconee County, Georgia

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

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oconee 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 Oconee County.

Oconee County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oconee County, Georgia

Oconee County 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 Oconee County, Georgia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oconee County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oconee County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,095.

2023 Oconee 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
Oconee County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $825 $877 $995 $1,335 $1,517
Oconee County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $743 to $908 $789 to $965 $896 to $1,095 $1,202 to $1,469 $1,365 to $1,669

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oconee County, 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 20.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $72,182 ±$4,982
Median Rent $883 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.82% ± 6.34pp
Total Population 34,400

Population and Household Demographics

Oconee County is a county in Georgia with a population of 34,400. There are 11,880 households in the county with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 20.43% of households in Oconee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oconee County

The median gross income for households in Oconee County is $72,182 a year, or $6,015 a month. The median rent for the county is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oconee County, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Oconee County.

Area Median Income In Oconee 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 Oconee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Oconee 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 Oconee County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,500 $66,450 $71,350 $76,300 $81,200