Cookeville Housing Authority
235 W. Jackson St. Cookeville, Tennessee 38501


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Cookeville Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 577 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Cookeville Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units.

Cookeville Housing Authority is among the 68% of Tennessee housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Cookeville Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by Cookeville Housing Authority range from a high of 91 to a low of 90.

The highest scoring property in the Cookeville Housing Authority portfolio is Willow Heights and the lowest scoring property is Huddleston/holladay/sid.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Cookeville Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Cookeville Housing Authority owns and manages 577 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Cookeville Housing Authority is $217.00 compared to the state average of $266.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Tennessee ranges from a low of $169.00 to a high of $381.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size


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