Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Richmond County, GA

Discover affordable housing in Richmond County where there are 56+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Gardens At Harvest Point

1901 Harvest Point Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Cedarwood Apartments

527 Richmond Hill Rd W, Augusta, Georgia 30906

Walton Oaks

602 Fairhope Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901

Eagles Trace Apartments

420 East Boundry, Augusta, Georgia 30901

The Terrace at Edinburgh

2515 Kennedy Dr, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Crest at Edinburgh

2201 Sasser Ln, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Olde Town Apartments

604 3rd St, Augusta, Georgia 30901

Independent Living Horizons 15

2579 Dover St, Augusta, Georgia 30906

Woodlake Club Apartments

1020 Amli Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Independent Living Horizons I

714 Monte Santo Ave, Augusta, Georgia 30904

S.G. Noble Garden of Hope

200 Magnolia Ave, Augusta, Georgia 30901

Lynndale Group Homes

3294 Skinner Mill Rd, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Lynndale West Apartments

1302 Marks Church Rd, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Independent Living Horizons Two

2038 Fenwick St, Augusta, Georgia 30904

Independent Living Horizons III

2208 Walden Dr, Augusta, Georgia 30904

Independent Living Horizons 6

2950 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, Georgia 30906

Independent Living Horizon IV

3005 Lee St, Augusta, Georgia 30906

Independent Living Horizons Twelve

1068 Bertram Rd, Augusta, Georgia 30909

Augusta Manor

3551 Mike Padgett Hwy, Augusta, Georgia 30906

St Johns Towers

724 Greene St, Augusta, Georgia 30901

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Richmond County, Georgia
$13.58 (+187%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $13.58 (+187%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Richmond County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Richmond County.

How many renters live in Richmond County, Georgia?

The County of Richmond County has 206,640 people living in 75,848 households.

There are 84,450 renters living in 33,636 renter households in this County. Renters make up 40.87 percent of the population living in Richmond County.

What is the rental market like in Richmond County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 93,172 housing units in the Richmond County area. Of these, 38,492 units are rental homes, making up 41 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Richmond County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Richmond County?

The rental vacancy rate in Richmond County is 12 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Richmond County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Richmond County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,183 5,448 13,415 9,537 3,472
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Richmond County

A large number of apartments in Richmond County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Richmond County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 27 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Richmond County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $805 to $1,779. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $805
One BR $961
Two BR $1,100
Three BR $1,463
Four BR $1,779
2024 Fair Market Rents in Richmond County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Richmond County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 651 55 percent
One BR 3,659 67 percent
Two BR 7,988 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Richmond County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Richmond County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Richmond County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,905
Public Housing 1,868
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,291
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 109
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 88
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Richmond County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Richmond County, Georgia

Richmond County features 3,089 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 2,035 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 $990 and $1,210.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.