Affordable Housing In Scottdale
DeKalb County, Georgia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scottdale

Oak Forest Apartments

350 Hatton Dr
Scottdale, Georgia
Income Based
2-3 BR

Tobie Grant Manor

3327 Tobie Cir
Scottdale, Georgia
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Housing Authorities that serve Scottdale

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of DeKalb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scottdale, Georgia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 350 affordable apartments for rent in Scottdale, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Scottdale, Georgia

Scottdale features 350 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 Scottdale, Georgia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scottdale, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Scottdale landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Scottdale.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scottdale, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,050 and $1,284.

2020 Scottdale, 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 $996 $1,025 $1,167 $1,489 $1,824
Payment Standard Range $896 to $1,096 $923 to $1,128 $1,050 to $1,284 $1,340 to $1,638 $1,642 to $2,006

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Scottdale, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 350
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 350
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $40,015 ±$6,751
Median Rent $944 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.19% ± 10.54pp
Total Population 10,672

Population and Household Demographics

Scottdale is a City in DeKalb County, Georgia with a population of 10,672. There are 4,076 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 63.15% of households in Scottdale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scottdale

The median gross income for households in Scottdale is $40,015 a year, or $3,335 a month. The median rent for the city is $944 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scottdale, a household making less than $3,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Scottdale.1

Area Median Income In Scottdale

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 Scottdale, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Scottdale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Scottdale

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 Scottdale

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150