Affordable Housing In Benton County
6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benton County
Housing Authorities that serve Benton County
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher|
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Benton County, Tennessee
There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 198 affordable apartments for rent in Benton County, Tennessee. Benton County features 102 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 96 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benton County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Benton County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||6|
|Total Low Income Apartments||198|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||102|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||23.73%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.26|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Median Household Income||$33,240 ±$2,655|
|Median Rent||$559 ±$45|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.1% ± 9.77pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Benton County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 16,261. There are 6,786 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 23.73% of households in Benton County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Benton County
The median gross income for households in Benton County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benton County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Benton County.1
Area Median Income In Benton 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 Benton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,400
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 Benton 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 Benton County HUD Rental Assistance in Benton 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||$28,350||$30,450||$32,550||$34,650|
|50% of Median||$18,400||$21,000||$23,650||$26,250||$28,350||$30,450||$32,550||$34,650|
|80% of Median||$29,400||$33,600||$37,800||$42,000||$45,400||$48,750||$52,100||$55,450|
Fair Market Rents in Benton County
Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.
2020 Fair Market Rents
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Cities In Benton County
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|Camden||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Camden are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.|
|Big Sandy||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Sandy are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.|
|Eva||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eva are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.|