Affordable Housing In Chester County
Tennessee

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chester County

Henderson View Apartments

740 Fourth St
Henderson, Tennessee
Subsidized

Hillview Manor Apartments

597 Sanford Hill Rd
Henderson, Tennessee
Subsidized

Heritage Towers

310 E University St
Henderson, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Arrington Estates of Henderson

Hwy 200 and Luray Rd
Henderson, Tennessee

Arrington Estates of Henderson

547 Pinehurst Dr
Henderson, Tennessee

Eastgate Apts.

539 Great Oaks Circle
Henderson, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester County, Tennessee

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 344 affordable apartments for rent in Chester County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Chester County, Tennessee

Chester County features 244 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 Chester County, Tennessee

There are 100 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chester County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chester County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chester County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $761 and $930.

2022 Chester 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
Chester County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $561 $651 $845 $1,160 $1,165
Chester County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $586 to $716 $761 to $930 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,049 to $1,282

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chester County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 344
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 244
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.93%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $40,167 ±$5,973
Median Rent $655 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.81% ± 10.95pp
Total Population 17,324

Population and Household Demographics

Chester County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 17,324. There are 6,074 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 25.93% of households in Chester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chester County

The median gross income for households in Chester County is $40,167 a year, or $3,347 a month. The median rent for the county is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chester County, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Chester County.

Area Median Income In Chester 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 Chester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Chester 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 Chester County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,750 $41,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000

Cities In Chester County

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City Served By
Enville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Henderson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Henderson is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Milledgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milledgeville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Silerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silerton is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.