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Affordable Housing In Rochelle
Wilcox County, Georgia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rochelle

Rochelle Apartments

46 Hill Street
Rochelle, Georgia

794 2nd Ave

794 2nd Ave
Rochelle, Georgia
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Housing Authorities that serve Rochelle

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Rochelle Public Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rochelle, Georgia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 14 affordable apartments for rent in Rochelle, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Rochelle, Georgia

Rochelle features 14 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 Rochelle, Georgia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rochelle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rochelle, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rochelle, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Rochelle, 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 $513 $519 $651 $811 $998
Payment Standard Range $462 to $564 $467 to $571 $586 to $716 $730 to $892 $898 to $1,098

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rochelle, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $33,242 ±$6,906
Median Rent $483 ±$184
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.45% ± 17.16pp
Total Population 1,076

Population and Household Demographics

Rochelle is a city in Wilcox County, Georgia with a population of 1,076. There are 473 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 30.87% of households in Rochelle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rochelle

The median gross income for households in Rochelle is $33,242 a year, or $2,770 a month. The median rent for the city is $483 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rochelle, a household making less than $1,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Rochelle.

Area Median Income In Rochelle

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Rochelle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilcox County.

In Rochelle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,500

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 Rochelle

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 Rochelle

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
50% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $24,650 $27,350 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
80% of Median $30,650 $35,000 $39,400 $43,750 $47,250 $50,750 $54,250 $57,750