Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Towns County, GA

Discover affordable housing in Towns County where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Big Sky Village

301 Skyview Dr, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

bed 1-2

Hiawassee Apartments

269 Zell Street, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

bed 1-2

Cottage Hill Apartments

3 Bell St, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Enota Village Apartments

55 Enota Village Dr, Young Harris, Georgia 30582

bed 2-4

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Towns County, Georgia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Towns County, Georgia
$16.76/hour
$9.51 (+131%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $9.51 (+131%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Towns County, Georgia Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Towns 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Towns County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Towns County.

How many renters live in Towns County, Georgia?

The County of Towns County has 12,546 people living in 5,464 households.

There are 2,378 renters living in 1,144 renter households in this County. Renters make up 18.95 percent of the population living in Towns County.

What is the rental market like in Towns County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 8,618 housing units in the Towns County area. Of these, 1,372 units are rental homes, making up 16 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Towns County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Towns County?

The rental vacancy rate in Towns County is 14 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Towns County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Towns County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
20 179 439 413 69
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Towns County

A large number of apartments in Towns County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Towns County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 42 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Towns County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $758 to $1,502. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $758
One BR $788
Two BR $885
Three BR $1,247
Four BR $1,502
2024 Fair Market Rents in Towns County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Towns County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 109 61 percent
Two BR 264 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Towns County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Towns County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Towns County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 122
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 53
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Towns County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Towns County, Georgia

Towns County features 39 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 Towns County, Georgia

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Towns County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Towns County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Towns County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $797 and $974.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.