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Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve DeKalb County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in DeKalb County

Housing Authority Programs
Smithville Housing Authority Public Housing

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.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.1

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 $46,900

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Listings Served By
Smithville 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithville are the Smithville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.