Affordable Housing In Brownsville
Haywood County, Tennessee

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownsville

Brownsville Apartments

1045 Tammbell St
Brownsville, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Creekwood Apartments

1040 Tammbell St
Brownsville, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Oak Haven Plaza Apartments

505 Oakhaven St
Brownsville, TN

501 - 503 Bradford St

501 N Bradford Ave
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Ingram 4 Apartments

1006 Ingram St
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Broadway Manor Apartments

1458 Eagle St
Brownsville, TN

Washington Street Apartments

426 S Washington Ave
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Ingram St Apartments

980 Ingram St
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Ingram IV

1020 Ingram St
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Gay Street Dup 1

801 Gay St
Brownsville, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 24 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 573 affordable apartments for rent in Brownsville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 393 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Brownsville, HUD housing programs support 50 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 180 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Brownsville

Housing Authority Programs
Brownsville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Brownsville, Tennessee

Brownsville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 573
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 393
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Total Population 10,016
Housing Units 4,050
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $27,879 ±$4,806
Median Rent $580 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.17% ± 8.05pp

Population and Household Demographics

Brownsville is a City in Haywood County, Tennessee with a population of 10,016. There are 4,050 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 50.99% of households in Brownsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownsville

The median gross income for households in Brownsville is $27,879 a year, or $2,323 a month. The median rent for the city is $580 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownsville, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownsville.1

Area Median Income In Brownsville

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 Brownsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Haywood County.

In Brownsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,800

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 Brownsville

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 Brownsville HUD Rental Assistance in Brownsville

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brownsville

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 20 low income apartment communities containing 299 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brownsville by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Brownsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Brownsville is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Brownsville

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$445 $491 $649 $895 $1,019