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Affordable Housing In Atlanta
Cass County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atlanta

Country Place

1300 Courtland Rd
Atlanta, Texas

106 S Howe St

106 S Howe St
Atlanta, Texas

Roseberry Apartments

111 Clearview St
Atlanta, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Atlanta

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Atlanta Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atlanta, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in Atlanta, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Atlanta, Texas

Atlanta features 104 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 Atlanta, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atlanta, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atlanta landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Atlanta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atlanta, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Atlanta, Texas 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
Fair Market Rent $538 $557 $734 $1,050 $1,177
Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Atlanta, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $35,657 ±$3,796
Median Rent $526 ±$121
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.81% ± 15.3pp
Total Population 5,635

Population and Household Demographics

Atlanta is a city in Cass County, Texas with a population of 5,635. There are 2,148 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 29.38% of households in Atlanta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Atlanta

The median gross income for households in Atlanta is $35,657 a year, or $2,971 a month. The median rent for the city is $526 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atlanta, a household making less than $1,753 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Atlanta.

Area Median Income In Atlanta

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 Atlanta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Atlanta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Atlanta

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 Atlanta

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200