Affordable Housing In Cookeville
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cookeville
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cookeville, 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 Cookeville, Tennessee
|Cookeville Housing Authority||Public Housing|
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Cookeville, Tennessee
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,189 affordable apartments for rent in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Income Based Apartments in Cookeville, Tennessee
Cookeville features 735 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 Cookeville, Tennessee
There are 454 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cookeville.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Cookeville, Tennessee
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cookeville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cookeville.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cookeville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.
2022 Cookeville, 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|
|Cookeville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent||$572||$576||$758||$1,035||$1,185|
|Cookeville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range||$515 to $629||$518 to $634||$682 to $834||$932 to $1,139||$1,067 to $1,304|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Cookeville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,189|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||735|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||56.46%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.09|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Median Household Income||$28,275 ±$3,034|
|Median Rent||$626 ±$20|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.51% ± 4.7pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee with a population of 31,831. There are 13,091 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 56.46% of households in Cookeville are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Cookeville
The median gross income for households in Cookeville is $28,275 a year, or $2,356 a month. The median rent for the city is $626 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cookeville, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Cookeville.
Area Median Income In Cookeville
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 Cookeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.
In Cookeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600
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 Cookeville
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 Cookeville
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cookeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cookeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cookeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.