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Affordable Housing In Richmond County
Georgia

53 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richmond County

Legacy at Walton Oaks

602 Fairhope Street
Augusta, Georgia
Income Based
1-2 BR

Walton Oaks

602 Fairhope Street
Augusta, Georgia
Income Based
2-3 BR

Gardens At Harvest Point

1901 Harvest Point Way
Augusta, Georgia
$571-806
1-3 BR

The Legacy at Walton Green

1550 Fifteenth St
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Cedarwood Apartments

527 Richmond Hill Rd W
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Eagles Trace Apartments

420 East Boundry
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The Terrace at Edinburgh

2515 Kennedy Dr
Augusta, Georgia
55+

Richmond Summit Apartments

744 Broad Street
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized

Independent Living Horizons I

714 Monte Santo Ave
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lynndale Group Homes

3294 Skinner Mill Rd
Augusta, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Richmond County

Housing Authority Programs
Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Richmond County, Georgia

There are 53 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,536 affordable apartments for rent in Richmond County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Richmond County, Georgia

Richmond County features 3,470 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 Richmond County, Georgia

There are 2,066 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richmond County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Richmond County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richmond County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Richmond 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
Fair Market Rent $689 $722 $848 $1,156 $1,489
Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $650 to $794 $763 to $933 $1,040 to $1,272 $1,340 to $1,638

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Richmond County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 53
Total Low Income Apartments 5,536
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,470
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $37,424 ±$1,318
Median Rent $790 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.84% ± 2.22pp
Total Population 201,291

Population and Household Demographics

Richmond County is a county in Georgia with a population of 201,291. There are 71,724 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 46.92% of households in Richmond County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Richmond County

The median gross income for households in Richmond County is $37,424 a year, or $3,119 a month. The median rent for the county is $790 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richmond County, a household making less than $2,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Richmond County.

Area Median Income In Richmond 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 Richmond County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Richmond 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 Richmond County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,500
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600

Cities In Richmond County

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City Served By
Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta is the Augusta Housing Authority.
Augusta Richmond County consolidated government (balance) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta Richmond County consolidated government (balance) is the Augusta Housing Authority.
Augusta-Richmond County consolidated government (balance) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta-Richmond County consolidated government (balance) is the Augusta Housing Authority.
Hephzibah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hephzibah is the Augusta Housing Authority.