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Affordable Housing In Brownsville
Haywood County, Tennessee

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownsville

Brownsville Apartments

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

Creekwood Apartments

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

Oak Haven Plaza Apartments

505 Oakhaven St
Brownsville, Tennessee

501 - 503 Bradford St

501 N Bradford Ave
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Ingram 4 Apartments

1006 Ingram St
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Broadway Manor Apartments

1458 Eagle St
Brownsville, Tennessee

Washington Street Apartments

426 S Washington Ave
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Ingram St Apartments

980 Ingram St
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Ingram IV

1020 Ingram St
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Gay Street Dup 1

801 Gay St
Brownsville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

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); 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 Brownsville, Tennessee

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 573 affordable apartments for rent in Brownsville, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Brownsville, Tennessee

Brownsville features 393 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 Brownsville, Tennessee

There are 180 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownsville, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brownsville landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brownsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brownsville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $590 and $721.

2020 Brownsville, 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 $449 $497 $655 $900 $978
Payment Standard Range $404 to $494 $447 to $547 $590 to $721 $810 to $990 $880 to $1,076

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brownsville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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