Affordable Housing In Plains
Sumter County, Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 26 income based apartments in Plains where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

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

Waiting Lists in Plains, Georgia

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


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Affordable Housing Near Plains

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Americus, GA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Americus.
Affordable Housing In Andersonville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Andersonville.
Affordable Housing In Leslie, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Leslie.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Plains, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Americus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Plains.

Plains, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Plains, Georgia

Plains features 26 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 Plains, Georgia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plains, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Plains, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2023 Plains, 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
Plains, Georgia Fair Market Rent $615 $619 $815 $992 $1,188
Plains, Georgia Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $557 to $681 $734 to $897 $893 to $1,091 $1,069 to $1,307

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Plains, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 26
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 26
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.96%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $26,875 ±$11,032
Median Rent $533 ±$355
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 68.1% ± 23.64pp
Total Population 733

Population and Household Demographics

Plains is a city in Sumter County, Georgia with a population of 733. There are 247 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 46.96% of households in Plains are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plains

The median gross income for households in Plains is $26,875 a year, or $2,240 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plains, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 68.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Plains.

Area Median Income In Plains

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Plains, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sumter County.

In Plains, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

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 Plains

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 Plains

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Plains AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Plains AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Plains AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850