Affordable Housing In Davidson County
Tennessee


Waiting List Openings In Davidson County

Waiting ListStatus
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

191 Low Income Apartment Communities In Davidson County

406 S 11th St

406 S 11th St
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

612 41st Avenue North

612 41st Ave N
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

Lauren Court Duplex

601 Castlegate Dr
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

909c and D Thomas Ave

909 Thomas Ave
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

1702 - 12 6th Avenue North, New Rental

1702 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

East River Place Apartments

233 N 8th St
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

Swiss Ridge Apartments

455 Swiss Ave
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

Cobblestone Corners

501 Ben Allen Rd
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

1032 Pennock Ave

1324 Pennock Ave
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

Village South Apartments

801 Inverness Ave
Nashville, TN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Davidson County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Davidson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Davidson County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 191 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,128 affordable apartments for rent in Davidson County, Tennessee. Davidson County features 10,019 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 5,109 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Davidson County.

Davidson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 191
Total Low Income Apartments 15,128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,019
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.1

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 $80,000

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 Davidson County HUD Rental Assistance in Davidson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Davidson County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 151 low income apartment communities containing 6,038 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Davidson 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 Davidson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,840 $55,680 $59,520 $63,360

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 Davidson County is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,248 $1,392 $1,536
Fair Market Rents in Davidson 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
$898 $957 $1,136 $1,484 $1,822

Cities In Davidson County

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City Listings Served By
Nashville 184 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nashville are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Goodlettsville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Goodlettsville are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Belle Meade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belle Meade are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Berry Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Berry Hill are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Forest Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Hills are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Lakewood 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakewood are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Oak Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oak Hill are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.
Ridgetop 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ridgetop are the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office.