Affordable Housing programs support 308 income based apartments in Whitfield County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.
There are 250 affordable apartments in Whitfield County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.
There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Whitfield County. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Whitfield County.
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:
|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)|
Whitfield County features 308 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 250 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whitfield County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Whitfield County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Whitfield County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitfield County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $776 and $948.
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|
|Whitfield County, Georgia Fair Market Rent||$590||$655||$862||$1,138||$1,159|
|Whitfield County, Georgia Payment Standard Range||$531 to $649||$590 to $721||$776 to $948||$1,024 to $1,252||$1,043 to $1,275|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||558|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||308|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.67%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.94|
|Average Household Size||2.96|
|Median Household Income||$40,596 ±$1,434|
|Median Rent||$671 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.31% ± 3.72pp|
Whitfield County is a county in Georgia with a population of 103,456. There are 34,575 households in the county with an average household size of 2.96 persons. 35.67% of households in Whitfield County are renters.
The median gross income for households in Whitfield County is $40,596 a year, or $3,383 a month. The median rent for the county is $671 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitfield County, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitfield 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 Whitfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whitfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whitfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whitfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.