Affordable Housing In Pickens County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 252 income based apartments in Pickens County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 242 affordable apartments in Pickens County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Pickens County, Georgia

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

Brooks Hollow Apartments

100 Brooks Hollow Drive
Jasper, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Brooks Run Apartments

1600 East Church Street
Jasper, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Mountainside Manor

264 Bill Hasty Blvd
Jasper, Georgia
Affordable

Fairfield Apartments

691 S Main St
Jasper, Georgia
Affordable

Forest Glen Apartments

504 Indian Forest Rd
Jasper, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Burton St Mineral Springs

94 Mosley Hts
Jasper, Georgia

Homestead Apartments

102 Library Ln
Jasper, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Pickens County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Pickens County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Jasper, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Jasper.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pickens 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 Pickens County.

Pickens County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Pickens County, Georgia

Pickens County features 252 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 Pickens County, Georgia

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pickens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pickens County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pickens County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Pickens County.

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

2023 Pickens 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
Pickens County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Pickens 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.

Pickens County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 494
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 252
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $54,123 ±$4,466
Median Rent $833 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.52% ± 8.22pp
Total Population 29,740

Population and Household Demographics

Pickens County is a county in Georgia with a population of 29,740. There are 11,286 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 23.03% of households in Pickens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pickens County

The median gross income for households in Pickens County is $54,123 a year, or $4,510 a month. The median rent for the county is $833 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pickens County, a household making less than $2,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Pickens County.

Area Median Income In Pickens 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 Pickens 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 Pickens 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 Pickens County

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