Affordable Housing In Arlington
Shelby County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arlington

Arlington Manor Apartments

11216 Marquis Ct
Arlington, Tennessee
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1-2 BR

Horton Gdn Kefauver Terrace

7593 Robinson Cv
Arlington, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Arlington, Tennessee

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Arlington, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Shelby County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arlington, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 207 affordable apartments for rent in Arlington, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Arlington, Tennessee

Arlington features 207 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 Arlington, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arlington, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arlington landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Arlington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arlington, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.

2022 Arlington, Tennessee 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
Arlington, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $694 $792 $912 $1,219 $1,404
Arlington, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $713 to $871 $821 to $1,003 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,264 to $1,544

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.

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 $77,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Arlington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,900 $30,750 $34,600 $38,400 $41,500 $44,550 $47,650 $50,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,450 $66,400 $71,300 $76,200 $81,150