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

Find 7 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Pickens County, GA – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Forest Glen Apartments

504 Indian Forest Rd, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Mountainside Manor

264 Bill Hasty Blvd, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Fairfield Apartments

691 S Main St, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Brooks Run Apartments

1600 East Church Street, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Brooks Hollow Apartments

100 Brooks Hollow Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Homestead Apartments

102 Library Ln, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Burton St Mineral Springs

94 Mosley Hts, Jasper, Georgia 30143

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Pickens County, Georgia
$34.92/hour
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

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 Pickens County, Georgia.

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

How many renters live in Pickens County, Georgia?

The County of Pickens County has 33,439 people living in 13,042 households.

There are 7,655 renters living in 2,750 renter households in this County. Renters make up 22.89 percent of the population living in Pickens County.

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

There are an estimated 14,979 housing units in the Pickens County area. Of these, 3,093 units are rental homes, making up 21 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Pickens County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Pickens County?

The rental vacancy rate in Pickens County is 11 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pickens County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
25 251 1,062 1,188 219
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pickens County

A large number of apartments in Pickens 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 Pickens County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 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 Pickens County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in Pickens County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Pickens 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 25 100 percent
One BR 176 70 percent
Two BR 962 91 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Pickens County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Pickens County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 253
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 153
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 148
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Pickens County, Georgia

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

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 281 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 $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.