Affordable Housing In Coffee County
Tennessee

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coffee County

Tullahoma Village Apartments

1015 S Franklin St
Tullahoma, TN
Subsidized

Ada Ferrell Eastgate

186 Freeman St
Tullahoma, TN
Subsidized

Kingwood Arms Apartments

719 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Tullahoma Open Door II

158 Greenwood Rd
Tullahoma, TN
Subsidized

Tullahoma Open Door I

500 Marbury Rd
Tullahoma, TN
Subsidized

New Rock Creek Road Apartments

306 New Rock Creek Rd
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

New Rock Creek Road Phase 1

308 New Rock Creek Rd
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

Rivendell Apartments, Phase II

555 Expressway Dr
Manchester, TN
HCV Welcome

Rockcreek Apartments

303 Johnson Ln
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

Royal Gardens Apartments

1525 Hills Chapel Rd
Manchester, TN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Coffee County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Coffee County

Housing Authority Programs
Tullahoma Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coffee County, Tennessee

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,132 affordable apartments for rent in Coffee County, Tennessee. Coffee County features 783 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 349 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coffee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Coffee County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,132
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 783
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $41,590 ±$1,925
Median Rent $670 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.77% ± 5.06pp
Total Population 53,448

Population and Household Demographics

Coffee County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 53,448. There are 21,170 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 32.5% of households in Coffee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coffee County

The median gross income for households in Coffee County is $41,590 a year, or $3,466 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coffee County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Coffee County.1

Area Median Income In Coffee 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 Coffee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Coffee 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 Coffee County HUD Rental Assistance in Coffee County

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 $30,170 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
80% of Median $32,350 $36,950 $41,550 $46,150 $49,850 $53,550 $57,250 $60,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Coffee County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 382 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Coffee County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Coffee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
60% of Median $24,240 $27,720 $31,200 $34,620 $37,440 $40,200 $42,960 $45,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Coffee County is $31,200 a year, or $2,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $780 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $505 $541 $650 $751 $838 $924
60% $606 $650 $780 $901 $1,005 $1,109
Fair Market Rents in Coffee County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$532 $532 $701 $962 $1,137

Cities In Coffee County

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City Listings Served By
Tullahoma 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tullahoma are the Tullahoma Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Manchester 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manchester are the Manchester Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Hillsboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hillsboro are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Lakewood Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakewood Park are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
New Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Union are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.