Rockmart, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 164 income based apartments in Rockmart where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 134 affordable apartments in Rockmart that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Rockmart, Georgia

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

Eastview Homes

124 Eastview Dr
Rockmart, Georgia

Jackson Square

426 West Jackson Street
Rockmart, Georgia

Westview Homes

807 Forrest Ave
Rockmart, Georgia

Towers Village

43 Tower Cir
Rockmart, Georgia

Park Place Apartments

800 Pkwy Cir
Rockmart, Georgia

Fairview Apartments

840 Fairview Rd
Rockmart, Georgia

Calloway Apartments

325 Calloway Ct
Rockmart, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Rockmart

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Cedartown, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Cedartown.
Aragon, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Aragon.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rockmart, 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
Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Rockmart.

Rockmart, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Rockmart, Georgia

Rockmart features 164 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 Rockmart, Georgia

There are 134 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockmart.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockmart, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockmart, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Rockmart, 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
Rockmart, Georgia Fair Market Rent $623 $628 $826 $1,052 $1,110
Rockmart, Georgia Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $947 to $1,157 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockmart, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 298
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $32,008 ±$6,456
Median Rent $682 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.1% ± 17.62pp
Total Population 4,197

Population and Household Demographics

Rockmart is a city in Polk County, Georgia with a population of 4,197. There are 1,951 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 47.92% of households in Rockmart are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockmart

The median gross income for households in Rockmart is $32,008 a year, or $2,667 a month. The median rent for the city is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockmart, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockmart.

Area Median Income In Rockmart

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 Rockmart, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Rockmart, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,900

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 Rockmart

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 Rockmart

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockmart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockmart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockmart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350