Affordable Housing In Rabun County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 135 income based apartments in Rabun County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 64 affordable apartments in Rabun County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Rabun County, Georgia

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

Brooks Lane Apartments

1203 Old 441 South
Clayton, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Clayton - Duckett Apartments

108 Highway 76 E
Clayton, Georgia

Lodge on Marsen

160 Marsen Knob Dr
Mountain City, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Rabun County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Rabun County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Clayton, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Clayton.
Affordable Housing In Mountain City, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Mountain City.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rabun 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 Rabun County.

Rabun County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Rabun County, Georgia

Rabun County features 135 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 Rabun County, Georgia

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rabun County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rabun County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rabun County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $765 and $935.

2023 Rabun 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
Rabun County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $641 $646 $850 $1,060 $1,376
Rabun County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $577 to $705 $581 to $711 $765 to $935 $954 to $1,166 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rabun County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 199
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $35,211 ±$3,631
Median Rent $689 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.89% ± 8.7pp
Total Population 16,266

Population and Household Demographics

Rabun County is a county in Georgia with a population of 16,266. There are 6,789 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 26.51% of households in Rabun County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rabun County

The median gross income for households in Rabun County is $35,211 a year, or $2,934 a month. The median rent for the county is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rabun County, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Rabun County.

Area Median Income In Rabun 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 Rabun County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,800

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 Rabun 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 Rabun County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rabun County 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 Rabun County 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 Rabun County 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