Affordable Housing In Baxter
Putnam County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baxter

Baxter Apartments

296 Highland Ave
Baxter, Tennessee
Income Based
1-2 BR

Baxter Village Apts

120 6th Ave South.
Baxter, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Baxter, 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 Baxter, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baxter, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 60 affordable apartments for rent in Baxter, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Baxter, Tennessee

Baxter features 60 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 Baxter, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baxter, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baxter, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.

2022 Baxter, 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
Baxter, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $572 $576 $758 $1,035 $1,185
Baxter, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $634 $682 to $834 $932 to $1,139 $1,067 to $1,304

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baxter, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $25,929 ±$3,165
Median Rent $506 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.26% ± 14.05pp
Total Population 1,517

Population and Household Demographics

Baxter is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee with a population of 1,517. There are 589 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 37.86% of households in Baxter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baxter

The median gross income for households in Baxter is $25,929 a year, or $2,161 a month. The median rent for the city is $506 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baxter, a household making less than $1,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Baxter.

Area Median Income In Baxter

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 Baxter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.

In Baxter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Baxter

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 Baxter

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baxter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baxter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baxter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650