Cleveland, Tennessee Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,111 income based apartments in Cleveland where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 751 affordable apartments in Cleveland that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cleveland, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Cleveland. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Cleveland.

Cleveland Summit

44 Inman St
Cleveland, Tennessee
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted

The Preserve

4921 N. Lee Hwy
Cleveland, Tennessee
1-2 BR

Horizon Square Apartments

2324 Georgetown Rd NW
Cleveland, Tennessee
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Bradley Place Apartments

435 Kile Ln SW
Cleveland, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cherokee Hills Apartments

2020 Bates Pike SE
Cleveland, Tennessee
2-4 BR

Waters Edge Apartments

2360 Blackburn Road SE
Cleveland, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Buchanan Way Apartments

3099 Buchanan Road Southeast
Cleveland, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Ocoee Village

1350 2nd Street, NE
Cleveland, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Pine Forest Apartments

3005 Henderson Avenue, NW
Cleveland, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Stanford Place

2213 Bower Ln SE
Cleveland, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Cleveland, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Cleveland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cleveland.

Cleveland, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cleveland, Tennessee

Cleveland features 1,111 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 Cleveland, Tennessee

There are 751 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cleveland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cleveland, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cleveland landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cleveland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cleveland, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $838 and $1,024.

2023 Cleveland, 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
Cleveland, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $661 $707 $931 $1,221 $1,319
Cleveland, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $636 to $778 $838 to $1,024 $1,099 to $1,343 $1,187 to $1,451

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cleveland, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 1,862
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $36,669 ±$2,749
Median Rent $705 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.27% ± 4.67pp
Total Population 42,895

Population and Household Demographics

Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee with a population of 42,895. There are 15,980 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 52.95% of households in Cleveland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cleveland

The median gross income for households in Cleveland is $36,669 a year, or $3,056 a month. The median rent for the city is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cleveland, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Cleveland.

Area Median Income In Cleveland

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 Cleveland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bradley County.

In Cleveland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Cleveland

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 Cleveland

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cleveland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,750 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,500 $43,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cleveland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cleveland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000