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General income-based housing

Lake Forest Apartments

Contact: Brook


1360 Otila Drive, 30501


Applications accepted every Tues & Th (except holidays), 10-1pm. No application fee. 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 last 5 years, and no open criminal cases. Credit check required. No prior evictions or poor rental history. Waiting list, 6-12 months.

1-4BR units available.

Rent and deposit based on income. Rent includes water, sewer, trash.

Laundry facilities on site,

No pets, service animals only.

Linwood Apartments

84 section-8 units, 16 market-rate units

770 536-8151

392 Linwood Drive, 30501

6 month application -- then expires. No application fee, must have an appointment to turn in application. Credit and criminal check. Must have SS card and birth certificates (not copies) for all tenants. No monies owed to previous rental companies.


2 BR/1BA: 4 ppl max

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

UPDATE, Oct 21, 2019: Linwood has finished their renovations and are now accepting applications and housing vouchers. Go to the office to apply.

Melrose Redevelopment (soon to be Midtown Village)

Project-based Section-8

Temporary office:

750 Pearl Nix Pkwy (GHA)


Permanent office, starting July;

854 Davis St

Gainesville, 30501

The waitlist for, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Units is open. Apply online at:gainesvillehousing.org  Must apply  online, or mail application to: P.O. Box 653, 30503 or fax it to 770-536-5150. No application fee.

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

Rent is income based, families cannot exceed 80% area median income.  Bedroom sizes range from 0 – 5 BR. Sites include: Davis St., Rainey St, Mill St, Athens, Collins St, Summit St. with majority of vacancies expected to be at Davis St.(Melrose).

US ID required.

Oconee Springs

2294 South Skelton Rd, 30504


NEW MGMT, 2019

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#.

UPDATE,: January 2020: 12 2-BR units available

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

Section-8 and market-rate apts


1567 Park Hill Dr, 30501


Apply at office. Application fee: $50

Credit score: 546

No evictions on record.

Credit, criminal and rental history check. No felonies.

Studios, 1-2-3BR. Must make 3 times rent/mo to qualify. Non-refundable administration fee: $150-600 based on credit (instead of deposit). Outstanding collections will affect adm fee as well.

Pines of Lanier

2354 Pine Cove Cir.



Application fee is $55

Income must be 3x monthly rent.

1 bedroom unit available week of 5/13/19 for $728 with no waiting list.

May accept Section 8.  No evictions or felonies.

Avita rents 44 apartments.  They have 157 apartments total.

Ridgecrest Apartments


1640 Roper Hill Rd,

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

Sycamore Ridge

(previously The Fields at McEver and The Vineyard)

Income-based and Section-8 units

1240 Vineyard Way

(833) 796-2554


Must complete application and pay fee to be put on the waiting list. Application fee: $60 per + yrs, $100/couple. $250 - 1st month’s rent for deposit, depending on credit. No evictions, criminal and credit check

ID for 18+, IDs, last 6 pay stubs

All electric, water not included, although payment collected by management. Washer/dryer hookups, pet friendly)

2.5 times per rent gross income

1BR/2ppl  $649 max   waiting list

2BR/4 ppl max, $775/mo

3BR/6 ppl max, $881/mo  None available now

Does accept Section 8

Indigo Apartments

(previously The Fields at Lake Lanier and Orchard Brook)

(866) 752-6423

150 Orchard Brook Dr


Application fee: $18 per adult living in unit.

Income restricted. Criminal and credit check.

Mixed income levels - accepts Section 8, income-based and market-rate units available.

No longer accepts Section 8.

Walton Summit


-public housing units

-affordable housing

-market-rate housing

-55+ housing

- Section 8

(678) 865-4458

1100 Green Hunter Lane


Public housing application online. gainesvillehousing.org

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: waltonsummitapartments.com

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 income.mo, $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.

Dec 2019 update:All building phases are complete and being leased

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 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.

Myrtle   Terraces - Senior Community

55+ only


1326 Myrtle Street SE, 30501 Fairwaymanagement.com

Call or email: myrtleterraces@fairwaymanagement.com

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

Wait list about 12-18 months.

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 discount rate.

Tax credit units: Max for ta $27,000


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

Incl water, trash

PHASE II: To open 2020, 78 more units

Walton Summit

55+ “Legacy” units

-public housing

-affordable housing

-market rate units

(678) 865-4458

1100 Green Hunter Lane

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

For affordable and market rate housing: waltonsummitapartments.com

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 income.mo, $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.

Dec 2019 update:All building phases are complete and being leased

Windcliff Apartments

62+ and/or disabled

Income based and Section -8

150 Gabriel Circle


Application fee $50

Simple wait list application. Not accepting applications but people can request to be put on waiting list. Then they will be contacted when time for application.

Rent: 1BR 462 2BR $533 (incl water, sewer and garbage) 4 year waiting list

Other housing options:



(770) 535-7440

1425 Brandon Place

$75 application fee

Move in: deposit of 1 month’s rent. Lease required.

Requires credit check, credit score of 550 or higher, 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, $650; 1BR/1BA $625, 2BR/1BA, $895


Phase I & III

703 West Ave


Call and speak with manager for pre-screening.

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

1 & 2BR apartments

Waiting list for 1BR but 2BR apartments rarely open up.

Country Manor Apts

Takes Section 8

Whitmire Drive

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.

Enota Garden Apts

990 Enota Ave



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)

As of 11/6/2019, there is a 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartment available.


1750 Norton Drive


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

Ivy Manor Townhomes

415 Adair St


19 units

Water & trash, $18/mo additional

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

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

Lanier Terrace

1030 Summit St, SE




Application fee: $50 per adult payable by money order. Income must be 2x rent. Rental history and background check.

Credit score of 575 or higher. No monies owed to past rental or utility companies.

No felonies.

First-come, first-serve. No waiting list.

All rent paid by money order.

Rent includes Water, trash and renter’s insurance.

Laundry facility available.

2BR/1BA: $950, max 4ppl

3BR/1BA: $1150, max 6 ppl

Legacy at North Pointe

Accepts Section-8 and AVITA

100 N Pointe Dr., 30501

(770) 533-9220


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

Pointe Lanier

2460 Spring Road


1BR  $750

2BR  $850


Laundry facilities.

Rosecliff Terrace

605 Broad St.

Spring Valley

1858 Thompson Bridge Rd


Application fee: $30

Water included in rent, W/D hookup.

No US ID required.

The Retreat at McEver

1050 Eagle Eye Road, 30504


Apply at office or request application through mail. Application Fee $35/adult; M-F 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 - 5:00. Credit Check and Criminal Background required.

1 BR - $675; 2 BR - $802; 3 BR $916. All prices include water, sewer and trash. Non-aggressive breed pets allowed. 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).

The Peaks

(previously Lenox Park)

1000 Lenox Park Place



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

The Villas at Lanier

1750 Columns Dr (off Atl Hwy) 678-287-6783

W/D hookups. Pet friendly.

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

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

Vista Ridge Apartments

2363 North Cliff Colony Drive (770) 532-8692


Income must be 3x monthly rent. Requires credit check with deterimes deposit amount.

Deposit ranges from $300 up to 1 month’s rent

Rent includes: trash, pest control

2BR/1.5 BA $800-$1550

2BR/2BA  $875-$1790

3BR/2BA  $1175-$2350

As of Nov. 6, 2019, they have 2 bedroom apartments available.

Transitional Housing

Family Promise

Contact: Laura Sumner

Day Center: 770-535-0786

1001 Riverside Dr, 30501

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

For homeless children and their families. (No single individuals are housed).

· Hosts families in partnership with local churches. Churches provide lodging, meals.

· Day center provides case management services.

· Must be drug and alcohol free.

No financial obligations upon move-in.

Residents must find employment in 1st 30 days of residence or terminated. Once employed, residents must put part of salary in savings account which is returned when they leave.

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.

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.

 Shelter for men only

· Must be alcohol and drug free.

My Sister’s Place


2480 MLK Drive, #4, 30501

Office: 770-532-5111

Shelter: 770-503-1181

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

· Homeless women & 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 percentage of salary in savings (which they will get back when they leave) and some/on sliding scale towards rent. Residents receive needed assistance such as counseling, job-search, clothing and transportation.

Salvation Army

Contact: Rosa and Daphne

Shelter: 770-531-0135

711 Dorsey Street, 30501

Begin Calling at 2:30 P.M. to check availability; Not allowed on property prior to 4:30 p.m. 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 do not have the deposit); $50/week after that. Must be willing to seek day shift employment and follow all other rules explained at intake.

Other Housing Subsidies





750 Pearl Nix Parkway, 30501


The waiting list is closed.

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 last 5 years required No sex offenders.

Pets allowed, $300 deposit.

Residents pay  for gas and electricity.

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. Max is about $60,000/yr.

--updated 12-30-19

Section 8 Housing Voucher

Once you receive a Section 8 voucher, you can use it as 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

Websites with rental information:

Coming soon: spring 2020

Income-based housing: 84 1-2-3 bedroom apartments

The Peaks at Oakwood

3500 Peaks Circle  Oakwood, GA  30542

Other                        Trailer Park                        Black Jack Realty/Marlow Trailer Park        Call Darla, 770-855-0009

Other                        Trailers, short-term                Trailers, pay lot fee o $500 only                Karen Ahedo, 404-312-8097