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 Section 515 Mostly consists of subsidized units, with some Section 8 units

 HUD units

 Tax Credit units  

 Accepts Section 8 vouchers

 Income-based units

 Accepts AVITA 

Hall County Housing Resources

Local resources

Property Information:



General income-based housing

Charter Oaks


5115 Spring Street

Flowery Branch, GA  30542


Section 515

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

12 units, five of those with deeper subsidies like Section 8

2 bedroom townhomes, none available but there is a waiting list.

Updated Sept. ‘21,BO

Indigo Apartments

150 Orchard Brook Drive

Gainesville, GA  30504


(470) 260-7039

(470) 252-7882

Does not accept Section 8

Application fee: $35 per adult

Security deposit: $99

No administration fee.

Credit and criminal background checks.

No past evictions.

Pets: No weight restrictions, breed restrictions, “no aggressive breeds”, limit two pets per household; monthly pet rent of $25, refundable deposit of $150+, nonrefundable deposit of $150.

Rent includes water and trash.

  July 2021 update: No waiting list.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Lake Forest Apartments


1360 Otila Drive, 30501

All Income-based units

Does not accept Section 8

No application fee. Applications available at the office and accepted every Wednesday (except holidays), 10-12pm.

No pets, service animals only.

Rent and deposit based on income.

All potential residents 18 years and older must be listed on the application and present with a valid picture ID. Criminal background check, no felonies in the last 10 years, and no misdemeanors within the last 5 years, and no open criminal cases. Credit check required. No prior evictions or poor rental history.

1-4BR units available.

Rent includes water, sewer, trash.

Laundry facilities on site, 3 and 4BR units have W-D hookups.

  July 2021 update:

Waiting lists:

1BR, at least 6 months

2BR, 1-3 months

3BR, 2-6 months

4BR, 1-3 months

Updated July ‘21, MC

Linwood Apartments

770 536-8151

392 Linwood Drive, 30501

Accepts Section 8 Vouchers

 84 HUD units 

 16 Tax Credit units

No application fee, pick up paper applications in a clear box in front of the office. You must have an appointment to turn in the application on Wednesdays between 8:30am-5pm. Applications are kept for one year. Credit check (does not look at medical or student loan debt) and criminal check. Must have SS card and birth certificates (not copies) plus valid gov’t ID for all tenants. No monies owed to previous rental companies. Non violent felonies, No outstanding debt to previous rental homes (may show proof of payment for these requirements).

Must make 2.5 times monthly rent.

No pets except for documented disability. Breed and weight limits.


2 BR/1BA: 4 ppl max

Market rate units: 1BR/1BA, , 2BR/1BA

  July 2021 update: Waiting list for 1BR is a year. $706/mo. 2BR - $845, waiting list 6-7 months.

No wait list on tax credit units.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Midtown Villages

854 Davis St Bldg B

Gainesville, 30501

770-536-1295, leave a message for Neel Vargas.

Sites include: Davis St., Rainey St, Mill St, Athens, Collins St, Summit St.

200 Tax Credit units

Apply online at: 

Must apply online. No application fee.

Once you are called up from the waiting list, you will need to come to your meeting with the following:

Picture ID for all adults

Birth certificates for everyone

Social security cards for everyone

If job status changes after you make an application, please call the office and let them update your application.

Bedroom sizes range from 0 – 5 BR.

Rent and security deposit is income based, families cannot exceed 140% area median income.  

Updated July ‘21, MC

Oconee Springs

2294 South Skelton Rd, 30504


Application fee: $50.00 per adult on application.

Must apply in person, must have valid ID, application fee. No evictions, criminal and credit check.

2-3-4BR. Deposit starts at $250 - $500. Can be denied based on credit and background checks. Utilities are not included in rent. Pets allowed, pet fee $400-$600 non-refundable. Accept tax ID instead of SS#.

Paces Landing

100 Paces Court, 30504




Application fee: $50.00 per adult on application.

Must apply in person, must have valid ID, application fee. No evictions, criminal and credit check.

1-2-3-4BR.Pets allowed, pet fee $400-$600 non-refundable. Water and trash included.  Utilities are not included in rent. Accept tax ID instead of SS#. 2BR/1BA $750, no deposit

Park Hill Apartments

1567 Park Hill Dr, 30501


Application fee: $50, can apply and submit online. Non-refundable “administration fee” of $300-$600. Outstanding collections will affect adm fee. No security deposit.

Criminal background and credit checks. If denied based on these, can apply for guarantor by a third party. Pet fee $300.

No evictions on record.

Studios, 1-2-3BR.

Laundry facilities on site.

Water and trash included in rent.

  July 2021 update:

Waiting list:

Studio and 1BR 1-2 months

No wait for 2BR.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Pines of Lanier

2354 Pine Cove Cir. 30504


Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Application fee is $55. May apply online.

Credit and criminal background checks.

No evictions or felonies.

Pets: 60 pounds or less, $300 nonrefundable fee.

Rent includes water and trash.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Ridgecrest Apartments


1640 Roper Hill Rd,

Does not accept Section 8

Must apply in person. Must have a photo ID for all persons over age 18 who will be on lease. Hand out applications M-F - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Following application/screening, (ID verification, criminal and credit check) will be added to waiting list.

2-3BR. Rent based on income. Deposit based on income.

Water included. Must pay all other utilities. No felonies or misdemeanors in last 10 years, no evictions in last 5 years and no utility debt.  

6-12 month waiting list.  Speak Spanish and English

Updated 2019      

Sycamore Ridge

1240 Vineyard Way

(833) 796-2554

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Income-based units

Application fee, $35.

Security deposit, $300.

Criminal and background checks, but they encourage everyone to apply.

Pets: $35 pet rent per month, plus $350 non-refundable pet fee due at move in.

2-3 bedrooms

Rent includes water and trash.

 July 2021 update:

60 people on the waitlist, but may have availability later this fall. ALL units and amenities are being renovated.

Updated Sept ‘21, BO

The Peaks of Oakwood

3500 Peaks Circle | Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542


 Tax Credit units

Accepts Section 8

No online applications, but in person.  No evictions, no felonies.  $14 application fee.

Email to get on waiting list:

84-units of affordable housing

1BR, $590+

2BR, $705+

3BR, $795+

Have a very long waitlist.

Updated Sept ‘21, BO

Walton Harbor


320 Tower Heights Road

Gainesville, GA  30501

(706) 480-4124

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Applications online

Steps: Click on “Log in” and then “applicant” to set up account and apply.

80-units of affordable housing

1BR - 2BR - 3BR

Affordable housing units are all full for pre-leasing. Only full price units available.

Updated 6/22/22 MM

Walton Summit


-public housing units

-affordable housing

-market-rate housing

-55+ housing

(678) 865-4458

1100 Green Hunter Lane

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Public housing application online.

Choose “Phase I” for family housing.  Fee by credit card or prepaid debit card, $13.

(Note: “Legacy” housing is for 55+ only)

For affordable and market rate housing:

Does accept Section 8 vouchers with the $13 application fee and a $250 deposit.

1-2-3 bedroom apartments -- 3 categories of housing eligibility:

Affordable housing units

Income maximum/household:    

1 person $27,000/yr

2 people $30,840

3 people $34,680

4 people $38,520

5 people $41,640

6 people $44,700    

Minimum income/mo rent:

1BR $1,550 income/mo,  $586 rent

2BR $1,848, $739 rent

3BR $2,103 income per month,  $841 rent

Public housing units: Family income cannot be over 50% income limit, or no more than:

1 person $23,400/yr

2 people $26,750

3 people $30,100

4 people $33,400

5 people $36,100

Market rate apartments:  families have: more income than max incomes above.

Background and credit check. No prior evictions or outstanding collections to previous apartments. $250 deposit.

On waitlist for affordable units (3 bedroom has the shortest waitlist) They do have full price units available.

Updated 6/22/22 MM

Income-based housing: Older adults and disabled

Lighthouse Manor

Elderly/62+ and/or disabled

Contact: Carol Cannon

Phone: 770-538-0366

2415 Lighthouse Manor Dr. 30501


Complete application in person Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm or call to have application mailed to you, no application fee. Approximately 12-18 month waiting list.

74 units – 1BR and efficiency apartments. No fees upon move-in except pet fee of $300 unless pet needed for health reasons. Security deposit refunded upon leaving. Utilities are included in rent. Social Security awards letter required (within the last 120 days) Proof of all income required – 6 months worth of statements including checking, savings, and pensions. Criminal background check and credit check required.


Updated June 2022 MM

Myrtle Terraces - Senior Community

55+ only


(470) 480-4848

1326 Myrtle Street SE, 30501 

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Must get on waiting list and then will call for application process to begin.

Apply online:

1-2BR. Application fee: $23.75

Deposit: 1 month’s rent.

Income level must be 2 times monthly rent. (ex: 1BR: $712, income must be $1,424, 2BR $852, income $1,704). Rent includes all utilities except cable which is offered at a discount rate.

Tax credit units: Max f$27,000


Market rate: 1BR $1,305, 2BR/1BA $1,505   R/2BA$1,555

Incl water, trash

Walton Summit

55+ “Legacy” units

-public housing

-affordable housing

-market rate units

(678) 865-4458

1100 Green Hunter Lane

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Application online. Fee by credit card or prepaid debit card, $13

For affordable and market rate housing:

For public housing applications:

Choose “Legacy” option for 55+ housing application.

1-2  bedroom apartments -- 3 categories of housing eligibility:

Affordable housing units:

Income maximum/household:

1 person $27,000/yr

2 people $30,840

3 people $34,680

Minimum income/mo rent

1BR $1,550 income/mo,  $586 rent

2BR $1,848, $739 rent

Public housing units: Family income cannot be over 50% income limit, or no more than:

1 person $23,400/yr

2 people $26,750

3 people $30,100

Market rate apartments: Family income less than max incomes above for affordable housing units.

Background and credit check. No prior evictions or outstanding collections to previous apartments. $250 deposit.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Windcliff Apartments

62+ and/or disabled

Income based

150 Gabriel Circle


Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Application fee $15, accepted in person or online.

People can request to be put on a waiting list and will be contacted when time for application.

3-4 year waiting list.


1BR $507

2BR $578 (incl water, sewer and garbage)

Deposit: $200-$400 (depending on credit history)

Updated July ‘21, MC

Other housing options and market rate housing:



(770) 535-7440

1425 Brandon Place

Does not accept  Section 8

$75 application fee. Lease required.

Deposit is the same as rent with credit score 640 and above; deposit is first and last month’s rent with credit score below 640.

No evictions or past monies owed to previous rental companies.

Background check: no felonies or multiple misdemeanor drug charges.

No housing vouchers at this time.

Pet friendly,$500 non-refundable deposit, monthly pet rent: $15/small, $20/medium, $2/large. No aggressive breeds.

Efficiency $750

1BR/1BA $850

2BR/1BA $975

Nothing available & no waiting list.


Updated Sept.. ‘21, BO


Phase I & III

703 West Ave


Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Call and speak with the manager for pre-screening.

Requirements: Working for one year at the same job, criminal and credit checks.

1 & 2BR apartments

Nothing available & no waiting list

Updated Sept. ‘21, BO

Country Manor Apts

Whitmire Drive

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

No application fee

Income restricted

25 units in the County

1BR (2 ppl max) 2BR (4 ppl max)

Criminal and credit check

Takes Section 8 vouchers

$725 rent, deposit $500, Includes water and trash pick-up.

Updated 2019

Enota Garden Apts

990 Enota Ave


Does NOT accept Section 8

Apply in person. No application fee.

Must have 1-year of full-time employment,1 year at current residence with lease in your name. No evictions. Background and criminal check. Income must be 2 times rent per month.

1BR ($600/mo, $300 deposit, max 2 ppl)

2BR apartments ($700/mo, $700 deposit, max 4ppl)

Very extensive waiting list

Updated Sept. ‘21, BO


1750 Norton Drive


Does  NOT accept Section 8

Apply in person. Application fee: $50

Income must be 2x/3x monthly rent. Credit and criminal background checks. No evictions or monies owed to rental properties. No pets, except service dogs.

Deposit; $200

Rent includes water, trash, pest control

Studio - includes elec, no W/D hookup

1BR/1BA - 3 ppl/max, no W/D hookup

2BR/1BA - 4 ppl/max, W/D hookup, $805

3BR/1BA - 6 ppl/max, $940

2BR/1.5BA - 4 ppl/max

Updated 2019

Ivy Manor Townhomes

415 Adair St


Does NOT accept Section 8

19 units

Water & trash, $18/mo additional

Efficiency unit, 1BR/1BA: $500/mo, $350 deposit

2BR/1.5BA, $700/mo, $475 deposit

No waiting list, nothing available

Updated Sept. ‘21, BO

Legacy at North Pointe

100 N Pointe Dr., 30501

(770) 533-9220

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Accepts AVITA

Apply in person. Application fee $30.

Criminal and credit check required -- no evictions, no cpen bankruptcies, no felonies. Income restricted:

Family of 4: max $38,000

Waiting list is a few months.

2BR/2BA  $788

3BR/2BA  $897

Deposit: depends;  $300 or up to 1 month’s rent

Updated 2019

Pointe Lanier

2460 Spring Road


Does not accept Section 8

1BR  $750

2BR  $850


Laundry facilities.

Updated Sept. 21, BO

Spring Valley

1858 Thompson Bridge Rd


Does not accept Section 8

Application fee: $30

Water included in rent, W/D hookup.

No US ID required.

Updated 2019

The Retreat at McEver

1050 Eagle Eye Road, 30504


M-F, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturdays, 10am-5pm

Accepts Section 8 vouchers

Application Fee $40/adult.

Credit Check and Criminal Background required, will look at felonies on a case-by-case basis. Non-aggressive breed pets allowed. Two pet limits. Call and make an appointment to see if you pre-qualify.

1 BR-$826, 2 BR-$858, 3 BR-$978. All prices include water, sewer and trash. Laundry facilities and playground on site. Deposit based on credit (from $300 - up to one month's rent). $100 required to hold the unit (applied to deposit at move in).

Updated Sept. ‘21, BO

Nothing available & no waiting list

The Peaks

(previously Lenox Park)

1000 Lenox Park Place

(770) 287-1972

Office Hours:

M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM;

Sat & Sun Closed

Does not accept  Section 8

Application fee: $50 with $75 administrative fee. Income must be 3x monthly rent amount, must provide last 3 pay stubs with 12 months employment. Credit check (score of 570 or higher) which determines deposit amount. No previous evictions.

1BR/1BA  $810

2BR/2BA, $935

3BR/2BA  $1010, $1020

New owner purchased this a few weeks ago.  Prices will probably change, & they couldn’t tell me about availability.

Updated Sept. ‘21, BO

The Villas at Lanier

Aka Legacy at Lanier

1750 Columns Dr (off Atl Hwy) (770) 532-7200

Office hours:

M-F, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Does not accept  Section 8 

Application Fee: $50, Admin: $150

Deposit: no deposit required

Pest Control: $5

Amenity Fee: $5

Valet Trash: $25

Rental Criteria:

3x Rent

1 year employment verification

1 year rental history

No evictions or outstanding rental balances

No bankruptcies

Required: credit and criminal background check

W/D hookups. Pet friendly.

1BR/1BA - 2BR/1BA - 2BR/2BA - 3BR/2BA

1 Bedroom $820 2 Bedrooms $1,030 3 Bedrooms $1,050

Pets: No aggressive breeds up to 60 lbs with a Pet Fee of $300 for first pet, $200 for second pet. $15 pet rent per pet.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Vista Ridge Apartments

2363 North Cliff Colony Drive (770) 532-8692

Office hours, M-F, 8am-5pm

Does not accept Section 8

Application fee $50 per adult.

Credit Fee $250-$750 and non refundable. Criminal Background no sex offenders, for felony how long ago was offense, what it was and if there was violence involved.

2BR/1.5 BA    $ 800-1550

2BR/2BA        $ 875-1790

3BR/2BA        $ 1175-2350

Rent does not include trash fee which is $30, pet fee per month is $25 with one time deposit of $300 for first pet and $200 for 2nd pet; 50 lbs max.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Transitional Housing

Family Promise

Contact: Laura Sumner

Day Center: 770-535-0786

3606 McEver Dr.,

Oakwood 30566

Call Day Center for intake interview and program availability. Move-in can happen as quickly as 24-48 hours.

Help with utilities (no funds now), food pantry,diapers,2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month

This housing resource is for homeless children and their families. (No single individuals are housed).

  • Little Steps Daycare is available for 6 weeks - 4 years.
  • Day center provides case management services.
  • Must be drug and alcohol free.
  • No financial obligations upon move-in.
  • Residents must find employment in the 1st 30 days of residence or be terminated. Once employed, residents must put part of their salary in a savings account which is returned when they leave.

Updated July ‘21, JC

Gateway Domestic

Violence Center

Crisis Line/Shelter:


Contact: Blythe Hammons

Call Crisis Line/Shelter.

 Hall County Residents

- Victims of physical abuse who are in need of safety

- Short term housing- 30 days No cost if eligibility requirements are met.  New Location in 2022.

Updated July ‘21, JC

Gainesville Baptist Mission

Mgr: Mitch Gowan


669 Main Street

Gainesville GA 30501

$56.00 weekly.  Doors Locked 7PM.

Includes Cereal for breakfast and Hot dinner nightly. Must attend Bible Study nightly. Church Services Wednesday night & two times Sunday.

Men Only.  Alcohol and drug free.  No smoking.

Updated July ‘21, JC

Good News at Noon Shelter


979 Davis Street, 30501

Nightly shelter,  first come, first served.  

The  line begins to form around 4:30 pm.  

Must be out before 6 am.

No fee, nightly shelter.

Shelter for Men only - 14 men

- Must be alcohol and drug free

- Employed or seeking employment

- Meals at noon and bible study on Wednesday

Updated July ‘21, JC

My Sister’s Place


2480 MLK Drive #4

Gainesville GA 30501

Executive Director:

Jennifer Bero

Call shelter for availability and to put your name on a waiting list.

Amanda- Shelter Manager

Homeless Women and children only (no boys over 11 years)

All residents must have or look for a job.

Families can stay approximately 90 days.

Must be drug and alcohol free.

Valid ID required.

No expense upon move in.

When residents become employed they are required to put a % of salary in savings (which they will get back when they leave) and some/on a sliding scale towards rent. Residents receive needed assistance such as counseling job search, clothing and transportation

Updated July ‘21, JC

Salvation Army

Director: Sandra Rogers

Contact: Rosa and Daphne

Shelter: 770-531-0135

711 Dorsey Street

Gainesville GA 30501

Begin Calling at 2:30 PM to check availability; Not allowed on property prior to 4:30 PM for check-in/intake.

Single Women. Single Men and Families

ID for all adults in the home, social security cards and birth certificates for all children.


Singles - first 7 days free - $50/week after that.  Must be willing to seek day shift employment if unemployed and follow all other rules explained at intake.

Families - $100 Deposit required for family units (will work with you if you don’t have the deposit); $50/week after that must be willing to seek day shift employment and follow all other rules explained at intake.

Updated July ‘21, JC

Sober House Living of America

Sponsored apartments @ North Cliff Colony and Vista Ridge Apts

Contact/referral by social workers, hospitals, shelters, addiction facilities:


Rent: $200/month. Six men in a shared, fully-equipped 3BR apartment. Rent goes directly to Sober House Living of America, not the apartment management.

Men must have a job and provide their own toiletries and food.

Van transports residents to AA meetings nightly, 7:45pm.

Sober House manager lives on the property.

Added, Sept ‘21, MMC & JC

Other Housing Subsidies





750 Pearl Nix Parkway, 30501

 Income-based units

  July 2021 update Waitlist is open!

-Harrison Square, Jesse Jewel, Will St., Banks St., Johnson St., Pine St., and MLK

To apply, go to our website and click on applications. Once you put in your name and age, all eligible properties will be listed.

NOTE: notification is by mail. Please make sure your mailing address is updated with the GHA office at all times (call 770-536-1295) office to update.

Also, if you apply when unemployed and become employed while on the waitlist, please call the office and update your application.

Deposits and rent are on a sliding scale based on income.

Background check -- no drug related charges except we work with people on probation or family treatment court. No credit check. Need landlord verifications for the last 5 years required.

No sex offenders.

Pets allowed, $300 deposit.

Residents pay for gas and electricity, water and trash included.

Must have these documents for all household members:

· Birth certificates

· Income verification

· Social security cards

· Marriage/divorce documents

· Meet income eligibility for extremely low, very low and low income.

Updated July ‘21, MC

Section 8 Housing Voucher

Once you receive a Section 8 voucher, you can use it as a rental “coupon” for privately-owned apartments and homes – see list above for local eligible options.

Department of Community Affairs (DCA) application assistance phone line:

(888) 858-6085


Any family that wishes to receive Housing Choice Voucher assistance must apply for admission to the program. DCA will announce the opening of the wait lists by publishing the applicable information in media outlets including but not limited to: DCA's website and social media

· The newspaper of general circulation in the applicable county(ies)

· Minority media newspapers, when available

DCA's application assistance phone line: (888) 858-6085 Preliminary applications will only be accepted through DCA's Applicant Portal. Once the wait lists open, the portal will be available 24 hours per day until the wait lists close. The application can be completed from any computer or cell phone with Internet access (e.g. home, library, community-based organizations). If assistance is required to complete the preliminary application, resources for assistance will be listed in the wait lists opening announcement.

Eligibility requirements:

· Meet HUD's definition of family

· Meet income limits specified by HUD

· Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status

·  · Provide social security number information

·  · Sign required consent forms

·  · Pass screening process

·  · Meet income eligibility for “extra-low” or “very-low” income

Habitat for Humanity of Hall County- Affordable Homeownership

Families living in Hall County with a need, the ability to repay, and a willingness to partner could be eligible for an affordable new home through Habitat.

The first step is to complete an online orientation at

After, you print and turn in a completed application.

To qualify, the applicant must have held the same job for at least 2 years. Once accepted, the program usually takes 2 years, as each homebuyer builds their own home.

-For those people between 60-80% of the area median income

-Average monthly mortgage for brand new house only $650

-A home you OWN

 Websites with rental information:                                                                                                                     .

 Other:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .

Trailer Park                Black Jack Realty/Marlow Trailer Park        Call Darla, 770-855-0009  Don’t qualify for Section 8 because they don’t have central heating or air.

 Coming soon:                                                                                                                                                   .

Spring 2021                Walton Harbour, 320 Tower Heights Road         Tax Credit units   Accepts Section 8 vouchers   Income-based units                                        Phase I; 80 units, family housing: Leasing on track March 2022, with occupancy in May 2022

Phase II: 80 units, older adult housing, 55+: This project will follow a year behind Phase I.

                        Note: Applications will be made through Gainesville Housing Authority,

 And Walton Communities, Please check websites for updates.                        Updated August ‘21, MC