Affordable Housing In Dayton
Rhea County, Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dayton

Taylor Hills Arnold Place

161 Barnard Cir
Dayton, Tennessee

Hidden Valley II

501 Hidden Valley Rd
Dayton, Tennessee

We Care Byrd Rd Apartments

Byrd Rd
Dayton, Tennessee

Emerald Pointe Apartments

134 Emerald Pointe Ln
Dayton, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dayton, 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 Dayton, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dayton, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 467 affordable apartments for rent in Dayton, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Dayton, Tennessee

Dayton features 398 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 Dayton, Tennessee

There are 69 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dayton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dayton, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dayton landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dayton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dayton, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $621 and $759.

2022 Dayton, 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
Dayton, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $521 $524 $690 $935 $1,051
Dayton, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $472 to $576 $621 to $759 $842 to $1,029 $946 to $1,156

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dayton, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 467
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 398
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $27,594 ±$3,034
Median Rent $562 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.91% ± 17.04pp
Total Population 7,355

Population and Household Demographics

Dayton is a city in Rhea County, Tennessee with a population of 7,355. There are 2,737 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 55.21% of households in Dayton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dayton

The median gross income for households in Dayton is $27,594 a year, or $2,300 a month. The median rent for the city is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dayton, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Dayton.

Area Median Income In Dayton

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 Dayton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rhea County.

In Dayton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Dayton

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 Dayton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550