Affordable Housing In Washington County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 374 income based apartments in Washington County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 214 affordable apartments in Washington County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Washington County, Georgia

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

Pecan Grove Apartments

647 Ferncrest Dr
Sandersville, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Georgia Voa Elderly Housing, Inc

537 N Hospital Rd
Sandersville, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tori Pines

635 Ferncrest Drive
Sandersville, Georgia
Affordable

Washington Manor Apartments

700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Sandersville, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Ferncrest Apartments

617 Ferncrest Dr
Sandersville, Georgia
Affordable

Hunters Run

531 M Friedman Dr
Sandersville, Georgia

Washington Estates II

101 Washington Dr
Tennille, Georgia
Affordable

Camellia Lane

141 Camellia Ln
Sandersville, Georgia
Affordable

Stephens Homes

320 5th St
Tennille, Georgia

Sunhill

611 Peachtree St
Sandersville, Georgia
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Affordable Housing In Washington County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Washington County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Sandersville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Sandersville.
Affordable Housing In Tennille, GA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Tennille.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washington 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 Washington County.

Washington County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Georgia

Washington County features 374 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 Washington County, Georgia

There are 214 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Georgia

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

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

2023 Washington 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
Washington County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $648 $684 $772 $1,046 $1,204
Washington County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $583 to $713 $616 to $752 $695 to $849 $941 to $1,151 $1,084 to $1,324

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 588
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 374
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $37,932 ±$5,113
Median Rent $558 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.41% ± 6.55pp
Total Population 20,785

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Georgia with a population of 20,785. There are 7,230 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 30.17% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $37,932 a year, or $3,161 a month. The median rent for the county is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,700

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 Washington 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 Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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