Affordable Housing In Bedford County
Tennessee

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bedford County

Parkview Apartments

200 gin alley
Alexandria, TN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Center Hill Village

1222 South College St
Smithville, TN

Pleasant Valley Apartments

67 Craig St
Lynchburg, TN
Subsidized

Lynchburg Manor

804 Main Street
Lynchburg, TN

Posthouse Apartments

515 Blackman Blvd West
Wartrace, TN

Canterway Apartments

1898 Madison St
Shelbyville, TN
Accepts Vouchers

Prospect Place

828 Oconnor St
Smithville, TN
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lamplighter Estates

1900 Madison St
Shelbyville, TN
Accepts Vouchers

Bell Street Apartments

318 Bell Street
Smithville, TN
Subsidized

Tony Rice Trans Living

1601 E Depot St
Shelbyville, TN
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Bedford County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Bedford County

Housing Authority Programs
Shelbyville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bedford County, Tennessee

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,501 affordable apartments for rent in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Bedford County, Tennessee

Bedford County features 842 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 Bedford County, Tennessee

There are 659 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bedford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bedford County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bedford County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bedford County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bedford County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $691 and $845.

2020 Bedford County, 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
Fair Market Rent $590 $594 $768 $979 $1,173
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $535 to $653 $691 to $845 $881 to $1,077 $1,056 to $1,290

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bedford County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 1,501
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 842
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $41,984 ±$2,178
Median Rent $675 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.38% ± 6.04pp
Total Population 45,986

Population and Household Demographics

Bedford County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 45,986. There are 16,721 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 31.82% of households in Bedford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bedford County

The median gross income for households in Bedford County is $41,984 a year, or $3,499 a month. The median rent for the county is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bedford County, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Bedford County.1

Area Median Income In Bedford County

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.

In Bedford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,300

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 Bedford County

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 Bedford County HUD Rental Assistance in Bedford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% of Median $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% of Median $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

Cities In Bedford County

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City Listings Served By
Shelbyville 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelbyville are the Shelbyville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Alexandria 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alexandria are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Wartrace 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wartrace are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Lynchburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lynchburg are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Smithville 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithville are the Smithville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Unionville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Unionville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Bell Buckle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bell Buckle are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Normandy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Normandy are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.