Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Oconee County, GA

Find 0 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Oconee County, GA – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Oconee County, Georgia
$22.14/hour
$14.89 (+205%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $14.89 (+205%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Oconee County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Oconee County.

How many renters live in Oconee County, Georgia?

The County of Oconee County has 41,978 people living in 14,330 households.

There are 6,490 renters living in 2,353 renter households in this County. Renters make up 15.46 percent of the population living in Oconee County.

What is the rental market like in Oconee County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 15,073 housing units in the Oconee County area. Of these, 2,377 units are rental homes, making up 16 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Oconee County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Oconee County?

The rental vacancy rate in Oconee County is 1 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Oconee County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Oconee County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4 223 480 1,360 169
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Oconee County

A large number of apartments in Oconee County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Oconee County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 23 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 10 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Oconee County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,014 to $1,717. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,014
One BR $1,041
Two BR $1,169
Three BR $1,577
Four BR $1,717
2024 Fair Market Rents in Oconee County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Oconee County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 141 63 percent
Two BR 217 45 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Oconee County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Oconee County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Oconee County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 1
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Oconee County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 $1,052 and $1,286.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.