Valdosta, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 708 income based apartments in Valdosta where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 515 affordable apartments in Valdosta that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Valdosta, Georgia

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

Ashton Park Apartments

1315 River Street
Valdosta, Georgia
1-3 BR

Freedom Heights

4301 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hyde Park Estates

1553 Weaver Street
Valdosta, Georgia
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Ashton Meadows Apartments

2611 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brittany Woods & Park Chase

1150 Old Statenville Road
Valdosta, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Azalea Woods

811 W Mary St
Valdosta, Georgia
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Hudson Dockett Homes

807 S Fry St
Valdosta, Georgia
Family & Senior

Ora Lee West Homes

610 E Ann St
Valdosta, Georgia
Family & Senior

Scattered Site Housing

1102 W Gordon St
Valdosta, Georgia
Family & Senior

Valdosta Lowndes County Options, Inc

400 E Park Ave
Valdosta, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Valdosta

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Valdosta, 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
Valdosta Housing Authority 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 Valdosta.

Valdosta, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta features 708 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 Valdosta, Georgia

There are 515 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Valdosta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Valdosta, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Valdosta landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Valdosta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Valdosta, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $806 and $985.

2023 Valdosta, 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
Valdosta, Georgia Fair Market Rent $680 $685 $895 $1,219 $1,411
Valdosta, Georgia Payment Standard Range $612 to $748 $617 to $754 $806 to $985 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,270 to $1,552

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Valdosta, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,223
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 708
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $29,336 ±$1,626
Median Rent $732 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.28% ± 4.45pp
Total Population 56,504

Population and Household Demographics

Valdosta is a city in Lowndes County, Georgia with a population of 56,504. There are 21,029 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 62.81% of households in Valdosta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Valdosta

The median gross income for households in Valdosta is $29,336 a year, or $2,445 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Valdosta, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Valdosta.

Area Median Income In Valdosta

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 Valdosta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lowndes County.

In Valdosta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,700

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 Valdosta

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 Valdosta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Valdosta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $39,750 $42,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Valdosta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Valdosta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750