Affordable Housing In Telfair County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 201 income based apartments in Telfair County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 113 affordable apartments in Telfair County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Telfair County, Georgia

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

McRae-Helena Estates

7 Industrial Boulevard
Mcrae, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Willow Creek Apartments

136 E Willow Creek Ln
Mcrae, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Treeloft Apt

134 E Oak St
Mcrae, Georgia

Heritage Villas

78 N Irwinton Ave
Helena, Georgia
Affordable

Jt Village Square Lp

10 Erie St
Lumber City, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Village Square Apartments

70 Erie St
Lumber City, Georgia
Affordable

10 Main St

10 Main St
Lumber City, Georgia

Herman Talmadge Apartments

200 NE Railroad St
Mcrae, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Telfair County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Telfair County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Helena, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Helena.
Affordable Housing In Lumber City, GA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lumber City.
Affordable Housing In Mcrae, GA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Mcrae.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Telfair County, 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 Telfair County.

Telfair County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Telfair County, Georgia

Telfair County features 201 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 Telfair County, Georgia

There are 113 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Telfair County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Telfair County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Telfair County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Telfair County.

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

2023 Telfair County, 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
Telfair County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $516 $606 $772 $940 $1,037
Telfair County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $933 to $1,141

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Telfair County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 314
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $26,449 ±$2,086
Median Rent $571 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.7% ± 6.15pp
Total Population 16,416

Population and Household Demographics

Telfair County is a county in Georgia with a population of 16,416. There are 5,289 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 40.37% of households in Telfair County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Telfair County

The median gross income for households in Telfair County is $26,449 a year, or $2,204 a month. The median rent for the county is $571 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Telfair County, a household making less than $1,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Telfair County.

Area Median Income In Telfair County

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.

In Telfair County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $39,300

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 Telfair County

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 Telfair County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Telfair County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Telfair County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Telfair County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850