Saint Marys, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 224 income based apartments in Saint Marys where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 382 affordable apartments in Saint Marys that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Saint Marys, Georgia

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

Village at Winding Road I

301 Carnegie Dr
Saint Marys, Georgia
$579-674
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

The Reserve at Sugar Mill

11115 Colerain Rd
Saint Marys, Georgia
Income Based
2-3 BR
Affordable

The Pines Apartments

1119 Douglas Dr
Saint Marys, Georgia

Cumberland Oaks Apartments

100 Mary Powell Drive R155
Saint Marys, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Old Jefferson Estates

42 Pinehurst Road
Saint Marys, Georgia
Affordable

Harbor Pine Apartments

2000 Harbor Pines Dr
Saint Marys, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Saint Marys

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City Apartments
Kingsland, GA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Kingsland.
St Marys, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in St Marys.
St. Marys, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in St. Marys.
Woodbine, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Woodbine.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Saint Marys, 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
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 Saint Marys.

Saint Marys, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Saint Marys, Georgia

Saint Marys features 224 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 Saint Marys, Georgia

There are 382 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint Marys.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saint Marys, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saint Marys landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Saint Marys.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saint Marys, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $875 and $1,069.

2023 Saint Marys, 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
Saint Marys, Georgia Fair Market Rent $781 $786 $972 $1,380 $1,603
Saint Marys, Georgia Payment Standard Range $703 to $859 $707 to $865 $875 to $1,069 $1,242 to $1,518 $1,443 to $1,763

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Saint Marys, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 606
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 224
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $50,703 ±$6,460
Median Rent $943 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.73% ± 10.5pp
Total Population 17,675

Population and Household Demographics

Saint Marys is a city in Camden County, Georgia with a population of 17,675. There are 6,429 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 48.23% of households in Saint Marys are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saint Marys

The median gross income for households in Saint Marys is $50,703 a year, or $4,225 a month. The median rent for the city is $943 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saint Marys, a household making less than $3,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Saint Marys.

Area Median Income In Saint Marys

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 Saint Marys, the AMI is calculated from all households within Camden County.

In Saint Marys, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Saint Marys

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 Saint Marys

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Saint Marys AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,650 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Saint Marys AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Saint Marys AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600