Affordable Housing In Union County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 183 income based apartments in Union County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 151 affordable apartments in Union County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Union County, Georgia

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

The Overlook Apartment Homes

110 Overlook Court
Blairsville, Georgia
Affordable

Branan Lodge

1146 Wesley Mountain Dr
Blairsville, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pace Nantahala

501 Nantahala Ln
Blairsville, Georgia
Affordable

Tan Yard Branch Apartments, I

234 Tanyard St
Blairsville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Tan Yard Branch Apartments, II

189 Tanyard St
Blairsville, Georgia
Affordable

Jackson Heights

150 Jackson Hts
Blairsville, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Union County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Union County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Blairsville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Blairsville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Union 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 Union County.

Union County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Georgia

Union County features 183 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 Union County, Georgia

There are 151 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Union County.

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

2023 Union 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
Union County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $602 $606 $772 $1,097 $1,315
Union County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $987 to $1,207 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 334
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 183
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $40,799 ±$3,727
Median Rent $625 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.08% ± 7.74pp
Total Population 21,725

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a county in Georgia with a population of 21,725. There are 8,357 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 21.16% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $40,799 a year, or $3,400 a month. The median rent for the county is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Union 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 Union County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,300 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $39,450 $42,200 $44,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,100 $43,550 $49,000 $54,400 $58,800 $63,150 $67,500 $71,850