; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Sylvania, GA

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Westview Apartments II

150 Westview Dr
Sylvania, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Sylvania Place

101 Sylvania Place Dr
Sylvania, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Sylvania Place Apartments

119 Sylvania Place Dr
Sylvania, Georgia
Rent Assisted

103 Lee St

103 Lee St
Sylvania, Georgia
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There are 36 low-income apartments in Sylvania that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 194 low-income homes in Sylvania where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 21st, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sylvania, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of Screven Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Sylvania 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 Sylvania.

Sylvania, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sylvania, Georgia

Sylvania features 194 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 Sylvania, Georgia

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sylvania.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sylvania, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sylvania, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2023 Sylvania, 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
Sylvania, Georgia Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $772 $1,091 $1,123
Sylvania, Georgia Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $527 to $645 $695 to $849 $982 to $1,200 $1,011 to $1,235

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sylvania, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 230
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 194
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $30,461 ±$6,876
Median Rent $615 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.02% ± 13.35pp
Total Population 2,550

Population and Household Demographics

Sylvania is a city in Screven County, Georgia with a population of 2,550. There are 967 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 51.4% of households in Sylvania are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sylvania

The median gross income for households in Sylvania is $30,461 a year, or $2,538 a month. The median rent for the city is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sylvania, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Sylvania.

Area Median Income In Sylvania

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 Sylvania, the AMI is calculated from all households within Screven County.

In Sylvania, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Sylvania

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 Sylvania

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sylvania AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sylvania AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sylvania AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650