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Affordable Housing In Waynesboro
Burke County,Georgia

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There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 664 affordable apartments for rent in Waynesboro, Georgia. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 419 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 134 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Waynesboro. There are 371 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waynesboro are the Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro and Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office).

Affordable Apartments in Waynesboro

137 Ashton Place
Waynesboro, Georgia
Ashton Village Apartments is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Waynesboro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Waynesboro.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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601 Forest Ridge Road
Waynesboro, Georgia
Forest Ridge Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Waynesboro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Waynesboro.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
Persons With Disabilities
Senior (62+)
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925 Martin Luther King Dr
Waynesboro, Georgia
Howard - Hart - Holmes Apartments is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Waynesboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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701 Briarwood Ct
Waynesboro, Georgia
Briarwood Apartments is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Waynesboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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803 Davis Rd
Waynesboro, Georgia
Burkestone Place Apartments Homes is a 70 unit low income housing apartment community in Waynesboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Waynesboro

The Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro is a Public Housing public housing agency in Waynesboro, Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Central Office) is a Section 8 public housing agency in Atlanta, Georgia.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Waynesboro, Georgia

Waynesboro, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties12
Total Low Income Apartments664
Total Rent Assisted Apartments419
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters55.43%
Average Renter Household Size2.95
Total Population5,801
Housing Units2,073
Average Household Size2.76
Median Household Income$23,117 ±$4,479
Median Rent$397 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened49.43% ± 12.25pp

Population and Household Demographics

Waynesboro is a City in Burke County, Georgia with a population of 5,801. There are 2,073 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 55.43% of households in Waynesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waynesboro

The median gross income for households in Waynesboro is $23,117 a year, or $1,926 a month. The median rent for the city is $397 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waynesboro, a household making less than $1,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.49.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Waynesboro.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 12.25 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Waynesboro

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 Waynesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Burke County.

In Waynesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Waynesboro

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.

Waynesboro HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$13,050$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$37,140$40,950
50%$21,700$24,800$27,900$31,000$33,500$36,000$38,450$40,950
80%$34,750$39,700$44,650$49,600$53,600$57,550$61,550$65,500

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Waynesboro

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 275 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waynesboro by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Waynesboro by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Waynesboro Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$21,700$24,800$27,900$31,000$33,500$36,000$38,450$40,950
60%$26,040$29,760$33,480$37,200$40,200$43,200$46,140$49,140

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Waynesboro is $33,480 a year, or $2,790 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,790 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $837 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$543$581$698$806$900$993
60%$651$698$837$968$1,080$1,191
Fair Market Rents in Waynesboro

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$563$618$745$1,013$1,313