Affordable Housing In Bedford County
Tennessee

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bedford County

Tony Rice Trans Living

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

Fiddlers Manor

712 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bedford Manor Apartments

400 Barksdale Ln
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Eastside Multifamily and Elderly Housing

201 Lentz St
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Jackson Street Homes

620 Highland St
Smithville, Tennessee

3622 Hwy

3622 Highway 41A N
Unionville, Tennessee

Short Mountain Village

310 Christine St
Smithville, Tennessee

Brookview Apartments

740 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee

Dr Tom Richards Center

201D Buffalo Valley Dr
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Clyde Rooker Senior Village

209D Buffalo Valley Dr
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Bedford County, 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 Bedford County, Tennessee

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,513 affordable apartments for rent in Bedford County, Tennessee.

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

Cities In Bedford County

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City Served By
Alexandria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexandria is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Bell Buckle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell Buckle is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Lynchburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynchburg is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Normandy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Normandy is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Shelbyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelbyville are the Shelbyville Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Unionville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unionville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Wartrace The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wartrace is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.