Affordable Housing In Wilkes County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 551 income based apartments in Wilkes County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 4 affordable apartments in Wilkes County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wilkes County, Georgia

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

Brightwood Lane

344 Andrew Drive
Washington, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Autumn Lane

334 Andrew Dr
Washington, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Ashford Court Lp

915 Ashley Ave
Washington, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Maple Square Apartments

309 McGuire St
Washington, Georgia

Washington Heights ( Pha )

302 Meredith Cir
Washington, Georgia
Rent Assisted

Ashley Park

801 Ashley Ave
Washington, Georgia

Sessoms Apartments

312 Lexington Ave
Washington, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Wilkes County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Washington, GA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Washington.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wilkes 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 Wilkes County.

Wilkes County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia

Wilkes County features 551 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 Wilkes County, Georgia

There are 4 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilkes County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilkes County, Georgia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilkes County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $717 and $877.

2023 Wilkes 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
Wilkes County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $601 $605 $797 $1,045 $1,071
Wilkes County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $545 to $666 $717 to $877 $941 to $1,150 $964 to $1,178

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilkes County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 555
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 551
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $32,727 ±$2,523
Median Rent $617 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.07% ± 8.86pp
Total Population 9,991

Population and Household Demographics

Wilkes County is a county in Georgia with a population of 9,991. There are 4,006 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.23% of households in Wilkes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilkes County

The median gross income for households in Wilkes County is $32,727 a year, or $2,727 a month. The median rent for the county is $617 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilkes County, a household making less than $2,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilkes County.

Area Median Income In Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,300

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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes County

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