Affordable Housing In Clifton
Wayne County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clifton

Riverwood Apartments

509 Riverwood Dr
Clifton, Tennessee

Clifton Cdp Properties

207 River Ridge Rd
Clifton, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Clifton

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clifton, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 46 affordable apartments for rent in Clifton, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Clifton, Tennessee

Clifton features 41 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 Clifton, Tennessee

There are 5 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clifton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clifton, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clifton, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Clifton, 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 $492 $515 $649 $829 $969
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $464 to $567 $584 to $714 $746 to $912 $872 to $1,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clifton, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 41
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $25,469 ±$9,635
Median Rent $629 ±$121
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.52% ± 30.07pp
Total Population 2,666

Population and Household Demographics

Clifton is a City in Wayne County, Tennessee with a population of 2,666. There are 364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 34.07% of households in Clifton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clifton

The median gross income for households in Clifton is $25,469 a year, or $2,122 a month. The median rent for the city is $629 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clifton, a household making less than $2,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Clifton.1

Area Median Income In Clifton

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 Clifton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Clifton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,700

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 Clifton

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 Clifton

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