Affordable Housing In Putnam County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 164 income based apartments in Putnam County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 48 affordable apartments in Putnam County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Putnam County, Georgia

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

Lakeview Senior Gardens

400 Mallard Drive
Eatonton, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Heritage Villas of Eatonton

702 Church Street
Eatonton, Georgia
Affordable

Hillside Apartments

155 Hillside Dr
Eatonton, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Lawson Montgomery Hmes

210 Lawson Dr
Eatonton, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Putnam County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Putnam County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Eatonton, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Eatonton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Putnam 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 Putnam County.

Putnam County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Putnam County, Georgia

Putnam County features 164 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 Putnam County, Georgia

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Putnam County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Putnam County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Putnam County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Putnam County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Putnam County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,008.

2023 Putnam 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
Putnam County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $715 $719 $916 $1,115 $1,560
Putnam County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $644 to $787 $647 to $791 $824 to $1,008 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,404 to $1,716

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Putnam County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 212
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $44,299 ±$3,123
Median Rent $660 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.34% ± 9.47pp
Total Population 21,247

Population and Household Demographics

Putnam County is a county in Georgia with a population of 21,247. There are 8,462 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 26.67% of households in Putnam County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Putnam County

The median gross income for households in Putnam County is $44,299 a year, or $3,692 a month. The median rent for the county is $660 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Putnam County, a household making less than $2,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Putnam County.

Area Median Income In Putnam 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 Putnam County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Putnam 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 Putnam County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Putnam County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,700 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Putnam County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Putnam County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750