Affordable Housing In Carthage
Smith County, Tennessee

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carthage

South Carthage Manor

116 Old Lebanon Rd
Carthage, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creekwood Apartments

115 Bradford Pl
Carthage, Tennessee
Subsidized

Skyline Manor I Apartments CO Janice Perrigo

110 Horizon Cir
Carthage, Tennessee
Subsidized

Hickory Hills Apts. C/O Maco Management

122 Hickory Hills Ln
Carthage, Tennessee

Carthage Village

108 Village Dr
Carthage, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carthage, 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 Carthage, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Gallatin Housing Authority Public Housing
South Carthage Housing Authority Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carthage, Tennessee

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 161 affordable apartments for rent in Carthage, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Carthage, Tennessee

Carthage features 161 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 Carthage, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carthage.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carthage, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carthage landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Carthage.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carthage, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $798.

2022 Carthage, 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
Carthage, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $486 $551 $725 $920 $1,043
Carthage, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $437 to $535 $496 to $606 $653 to $798 $828 to $1,012 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carthage, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.24%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $31,742 ±$5,896
Median Rent $420 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 11.17pp
Total Population 2,025

Population and Household Demographics

Carthage is a city in Smith County, Tennessee with a population of 2,025. There are 844 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 50.24% of households in Carthage are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carthage

The median gross income for households in Carthage is $31,742 a year, or $2,645 a month. The median rent for the city is $420 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carthage, a household making less than $1,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Carthage.

Area Median Income In Carthage

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 Carthage, the AMI is calculated from all households within Smith County.

In Carthage, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,800

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 Carthage

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 Carthage

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150