Affordable Housing In Davidson County
Tennessee

203 Low Income Apartment Communities In Davidson County

Villas at Metro

469 Ponder Pl
Nashville, Tennessee
$825-925
2-3 BR

The Residences at Gallatin

109 Long Hollow Pike
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
$770-1,050
1-3 BR

Richland Hills Apartments

5800 Maudina Ave
Nashville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Riverwood Tower Apartments

621 North Dupont Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Biltmore Place Apartments

830 Glastonbury Road
Nashville, Tennessee
$764-1,048
1-3 BR

River Retreat Apartments

800 Cheyenne Blvd.
Madisonville, Tennessee
$764-913
1-2 BR

Red Oaks

700 Dew St.
Nashville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Knollcrest Apartments

3301 Creekwood Dr
Nashville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Ryman Lofts Apartments

33 Peabody St
Nashville, Tennessee
$618-905
Studio-3 BR

The Paddock at Grandview

230 West Trinity Lane
Nashville, Tennessee
$764-1,048
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Davidson County, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Davidson County, Tennessee

There are 203 low income housing apartment communities offering 17,211 affordable apartments for rent in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Davidson County, Tennessee

Davidson County features 11,767 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 Davidson County, Tennessee

There are 5,429 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Davidson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Davidson County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Davidson County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Davidson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Davidson County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,128 and $1,378.

2022 Davidson County, 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
Davidson County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,079 $1,100 $1,253 $1,587 $1,975
Davidson County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $971 to $1,187 $990 to $1,210 $1,128 to $1,378 $1,428 to $1,746 $1,778 to $2,173

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Davidson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 203
Total Low Income Apartments 17,211
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,767
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $48,368 ±$869
Median Rent $874 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.34% ± 1.26pp
Total Population 658,506

Population and Household Demographics

Davidson County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 658,506. There are 264,211 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 45.86% of households in Davidson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Davidson County

The median gross income for households in Davidson County is $48,368 a year, or $4,031 a month. The median rent for the county is $874 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Davidson County, a household making less than $2,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Davidson County.

Area Median Income In Davidson 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 Davidson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,300

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 Davidson 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Davidson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Davidson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,250 $22,800 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Davidson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,550 $33,750 $37,950 $42,150 $45,550 $48,900 $52,300 $55,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Davidson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,450 $72,850 $78,250 $83,650 $89,050

Cities In Davidson County

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City Served By
Antioch
Belle Meade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Meade is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Berry Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berry Hill is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Forest Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Goodlettsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodlettsville is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Lakewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Nashville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nashville is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Oak Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Hill is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Old Hickory
Ridgetop The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgetop is the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.