St Marys, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in St Marys where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 65 affordable apartments in St Marys that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in St Marys, Georgia

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

Cumberland Village Apartments

300 Martha Drive #A1
St Marys, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

The Reserve at Sugar Mill

11115 Colerain Road
St Marys, Georgia
$517-587
2-3 BR
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Affordable Housing Near St Marys

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City Apartments
Kingsland, GA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Kingsland.
Saint Marys, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Saint 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 St 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 St Marys.

St Marys, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in St Marys, Georgia

St Marys features 0 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 St Marys, Georgia

There are 65 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Marys.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Marys, Georgia

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

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

2023 St 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
St Marys, Georgia Fair Market Rent $781 $786 $972 $1,380 $1,603
St 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.

St Marys, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 65
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
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

St 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 St Marys are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Marys

The median gross income for households in St 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 St 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 St Marys.

Area Median Income In St 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 St Marys, the AMI is calculated from all households within Camden County.

In St 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 St 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 St Marys

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St 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 St 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 St 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