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Affordable Housing In Columbia
Maury County, Tennessee

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia

Cedar Pointe

100 Timber Trl
Columbia, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Columbia Meadows Apartments

148 Brannon Ct
Columbia, Tennessee

Creekside Acres

200 Dyer St
Columbia, Tennessee

River Highlands Apartments

90 Freedom Ln
Columbia, Tennessee

Stonebridge Apartments

100 Stonebridge Way
Columbia, Tennessee

Carver House

903 E End St
Columbia, Tennessee

Village of Hope

000 Cord St
Columbia, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hampton Ridge Apartments

200 McMeen Cir
Columbia, Tennessee

Hallmark at Columbia

600 Hallmark Dr
Columbia, Tennessee

North Ridge

1201 McBride Cir
Columbia, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Columbia

Housing Authority Programs
Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
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 Columbia, Tennessee

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 919 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Columbia, Tennessee

Columbia features 406 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 Columbia, Tennessee

There are 513 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbia landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Columbia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $810 and $990.

2020 Columbia, 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 $706 $739 $900 $1,298 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $665 to $813 $810 to $990 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Columbia, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 919
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $36,426 ±$1,971
Median Rent $682 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.4% ± 4.8pp
Total Population 35,627

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia is a city in Maury County, Tennessee with a population of 35,627. There are 14,075 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 43.72% of households in Columbia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia

The median gross income for households in Columbia is $36,426 a year, or $3,036 a month. The median rent for the city is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia.

Area Median Income In Columbia

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 Columbia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maury County.

In Columbia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,800

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 Columbia

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 Columbia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% of Median $39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750