Affordable Housing In Thomas County
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Thomas County
Housing Authorities that serve Thomas County
|Georgia Department of Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Thomas County
|Housing Authority of the City of Thomasville||Public Housing|
|Housing Authority of the City of Boston||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Thomas County, Georgia
There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,100 affordable apartments for rent in Thomas County, Georgia.
Income Based Apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
Thomas County features 693 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 Thomas County, Georgia
There are 407 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Thomas County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Thomas County, Georgia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Thomas County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Thomas County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Thomas County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||10|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,100|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||693|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.06%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.51|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Median Household Income||$36,641 ±$1,929|
|Median Rent||$709 ±$41|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||41.56% ± 5.31pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Thomas County is a County in Georgia with a population of 44,824. There are 17,385 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 40.06% of households in Thomas County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Thomas County
The median gross income for households in Thomas County is $36,641 a year, or $3,053 a month. The median rent for the county is $709 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thomas County, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Thomas County.1
Area Median Income In Thomas 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 Thomas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,200
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 Thomas 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 Thomas County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,490||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$28,150||$30,250||$32,350||$34,400|
|50% of Median||$18,250||$20,850||$23,450||$26,050||$28,150||$30,250||$32,350||$34,400|
|80% of Median||$29,200||$33,400||$37,550||$41,700||$45,050||$48,400||$51,750||$55,050|
Cities In Thomas County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Thomasville||9||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thomasville are the Housing Authority of the City of Thomasville, Housing Authority of the City of Boston and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Boston||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boston are the Housing Authority of the City of Thomasville and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Coolidge||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coolidge is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Ochlocknee||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ochlocknee is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|