Affordable Housing In Bedford County
Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 854 income based apartments in Bedford County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 659 affordable apartments in Bedford County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Bedford County, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Bedford County. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Bedford County.

Parkview Apartments

200 gin alley
Alexandria, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Center Hill Village

1222 South College St
Smithville, Tennessee
Affordable

Pleasant Valley Apartments

67 Craig St
Lynchburg, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Lynchburg Manor

804 Main Street
Lynchburg, Tennessee
Affordable

Posthouse Apartments

515 Blackman Blvd West
Wartrace, Tennessee
Affordable

Canterway Apartments

1898 Madison St
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Affordable

Prospect Place

828 Oconnor St
Smithville, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lamplighter Estates

1900 Madison St
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Affordable

Royal Oaks Apartments

670 Miller Rd
Smithville, Tennessee
Affordable

Bell Street Apartments

318 Bell Street
Smithville, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Bedford County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Bedford County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Alexandria, TN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Alexandria.
Affordable Housing In Lynchburg, TN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lynchburg.
Affordable Housing In Shelbyville, TN Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Shelbyville.
Affordable Housing In Unionville, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Unionville.
Affordable Housing In Wartrace, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wartrace.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bedford County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bedford County.

Bedford County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Bedford County, Tennessee

Bedford County features 854 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 $816 and $998.

2023 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
Bedford County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $732 $737 $907 $1,104 $1,218
Bedford County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $659 to $805 $663 to $811 $816 to $998 $994 to $1,214 $1,096 to $1,340

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bedford County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,513
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 854
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.

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 $63,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Bedford County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bedford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bedford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bedford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600