Affordable Housing In St. Simons
Glynn County, Georgia

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

There are 0 affordable apartments in St. Simons that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in St. Simons, Georgia

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

Affordable Housing Near St. Simons

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near St. Simons

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Brunswick, GA Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Brunswick.

Public Housing Agencies Serving St. Simons, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near St. Simons.

St. Simons, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in St. Simons, Georgia

St. Simons 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. Simons, Georgia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in St. Simons, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St. Simons, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $898 and $1,098.

2023 St. Simons, 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. Simons, Georgia Fair Market Rent $810 $815 $998 $1,348 $1,633
St. Simons, Georgia Payment Standard Range $729 to $891 $734 to $897 $898 to $1,098 $1,213 to $1,483 $1,470 to $1,796

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St. Simons, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.75%
Average Renter Household Size 1.80
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $65,769 ±$6,438
Median Rent $1,195 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.72% ± 11.37pp
Total Population 13,287

Population and Household Demographics

St. Simons is a city in Glynn County, Georgia with a population of 13,287. There are 6,378 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 30.75% of households in St. Simons are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St. Simons

The median gross income for households in St. Simons is $65,769 a year, or $5,481 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,195 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St. Simons, a household making less than $3,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.72% of households who rent are overburdened in St. Simons.

Area Median Income In St. Simons

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. Simons, the AMI is calculated from all households within Glynn County.

In St. Simons, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,000

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. Simons

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. Simons

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St. Simons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,450 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St. Simons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St. Simons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,150 $47,000 $52,900 $58,750 $63,450 $68,150 $72,850 $77,550