Affordable Housing In Richmond County
Georgia

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richmond County

Legacy at Walton Oaks

602 Fairhope Street
Augusta, Georgia
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Subsidized

Walton Oaks

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

Gardens At Harvest Point

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

Cedarwood Apartments

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

Olde Town Apartments

604 3rd St
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Eagles Trace Apartments

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

Olmstead Homes

2114 C St
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Barton Village

3634 London Blvd
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Forest Brook Apartments

3122 Damascus Rd
Augusta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Legacy at Walton Green

1550 Fifteenth St
Augusta, Georgia
1 BR
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Richmond 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Richmond County, Georgia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Richmond County, Georgia

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,458 affordable apartments for rent in Richmond County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Richmond County, Georgia

Richmond County features 3,268 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 2,190 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 $815 and $997.

2022 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
Richmond County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $685 $789 $906 $1,228 $1,532
Richmond County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $617 to $754 $710 to $868 $815 to $997 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,379 to $1,685

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Richmond County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 5,458
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,268
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 $74,100

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richmond County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richmond County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richmond County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300

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.