Affordable Housing In Arlington
Shelby County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arlington

Arlington Manor Apartments

11216 Marquis Ct
Arlington, TN
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1-2 BR

Horton Gdn Kefauver Terrace

7593 Robinson Cv
Arlington, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Arlington

Housing Authority Programs
Shelby County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arlington, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 207 affordable apartments for rent in Arlington, Tennessee. Arlington features 207 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arlington.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arlington, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 207
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 207
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.83%
Average Renter Household Size 4.18
Average Household Size 3.57
Median Household Income $93,000 ±$5,008
Median Rent $1,751 ±$177
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.2% ± 22.35pp
Total Population 11,635

Population and Household Demographics

Arlington is a City in Shelby County, Tennessee with a population of 11,635. There are 3,246 households in the city with an average household size of 3.57 persons. 13.83% of households in Arlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arlington

The median gross income for households in Arlington is $93,000 a year, or $7,750 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arlington, a household making less than $5,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Arlington.1

Area Median Income In Arlington

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 Arlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shelby County.

In Arlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Arlington

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 Arlington HUD Rental Assistance in Arlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
Fair Market Rents in Arlington

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$665 $755 $884 $1,203 $1,374