Waynesboro, Georgia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 531 income based apartments in Waynesboro where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 278 affordable apartments in Waynesboro that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Waynesboro, Georgia

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

Pine Trails Apartments

100 Pine Trails
Waynesboro, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Ashton Village Apartments

137 Ashton Place
Waynesboro, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Forest Ridge Apartments

601 Forest Ridge Road
Waynesboro, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Burkestone Place Apartments Homes

803 Davis Rd
Waynesboro, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Howard - Hart - Holmes Apartments

925 Martin Luther King Dr
Waynesboro, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Briarwood Apartments

701 Briarwood Ct
Waynesboro, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Pecan Chase Apartments

733 W 6th St
Waynesboro, Georgia

Pecan Grove II

608 Oconee Dr
Waynesboro, Georgia

Woodland Terrance

622 Woodland Terrace Dr
Waynesboro, Georgia

500 E 6th St

500 E 6th St
Waynesboro, Georgia
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Affordable Housing Near Waynesboro

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Sardis, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Sardis.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waynesboro, 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
Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro.

Waynesboro, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waynesboro, Georgia

Waynesboro features 531 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 Waynesboro, Georgia

There are 278 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waynesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waynesboro, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waynesboro, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2023 Waynesboro, 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
Waynesboro, Georgia Fair Market Rent $750 $890 $1,017 $1,369 $1,675
Waynesboro, Georgia Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $801 to $979 $915 to $1,119 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waynesboro, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 809
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 531
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $23,117 ±$4,479
Median Rent $397 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.43% ± 12.25pp
Total Population 5,801

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.

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 $74,100

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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Waynesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300