Affordable Housing In DeKalb County

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

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee

DeKalb County features 0 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 DeKalb County, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DeKalb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in DeKalb County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay DeKalb County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in DeKalb County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in DeKalb County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 DeKalb 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
DeKalb County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $510 $514 $676 $907 $979
DeKalb County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $463 to $565 $608 to $744 $816 to $998 $881 to $1,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

DeKalb County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $38,319 ±$3,000
Median Rent $575 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.18% ± 7.36pp
Total Population 19,038

Population and Household Demographics

DeKalb County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 19,038. There are 6,920 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 28.83% of households in DeKalb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in DeKalb County

The median gross income for households in DeKalb County is $38,319 a year, or $3,193 a month. The median rent for the county is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In DeKalb County, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.18% of households who rent are overburdened in DeKalb County.

Area Median Income In DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the DeKalb County 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 DeKalb County 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 DeKalb County 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

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Served By
Smithville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithville are the Smithville Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.