Polk County, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 664 income based apartments in Polk County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 305 affordable apartments in Polk County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Polk County, Georgia

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

Eastview Homes

712 Canal Ct
Cedartown, Georgia

Evergreen Village Apartments

Evergreen Ln
Cedartown, Georgia
Affordable

Towers Village

43 Tower Cir
Rockmart, Georgia
Affordable

Park Place Apartments

800 Pkwy Cir
Rockmart, Georgia
Affordable

Cedartown Commons

336 Herbert Street
Cedartown, Georgia

Fairview Apartments

840 Fairview Rd
Rockmart, Georgia
Affordable

Cedarwood Village

501 E.Jule Peek Avenue
Cedartown, Georgia

Calloway Apartments

325 Calloway Ct
Rockmart, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Polk County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Polk County

City Apartments
Cedartown, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Cedartown.
Rockmart, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Rockmart.
Aragon, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Aragon.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Polk 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 Polk County.

Polk County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Polk County, Georgia

Polk County features 664 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 Polk County, Georgia

There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Polk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Polk County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Polk County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Polk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Polk County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Polk 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
Polk County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $623 $628 $826 $1,052 $1,110
Polk County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $947 to $1,157 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Polk County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 969
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 664
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $37,853 ±$2,768
Median Rent $670 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.1% ± 6.49pp
Total Population 41,215

Population and Household Demographics

Polk County is a county in Georgia with a population of 41,215. There are 14,694 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 32.75% of households in Polk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Polk County

The median gross income for households in Polk County is $37,853 a year, or $3,154 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Polk County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Polk County.

Area Median Income In Polk 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 Polk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,900

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 Polk 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 Polk County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350