Affordable Housing In Decatur County
Tennessee

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur County

Kensington Place Apartments

93 Kensington Pl
Parsons, TN
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1-2 BR
Subsidized

Parsons Cove Apartments

31 Gunn Gardens Place
Parsons, TN
Subsidized

Woodland Hills Apartments

10234 Highway 100
Scotts Hill, TN
Subsidized

Parsons - Decaturville Housing

100 E Poplar Dr
Decaturville, TN

Buffalo Valley O4 Decatur Cnty

Marshalltown Rd
Parsons, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Decatur County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Decatur County

Housing Authority Programs
Parsons-Decaturville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 177 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur County, Tennessee. Decatur County features 169 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 8 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur County.

Decatur County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 177
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 169
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $37,263 ±$3,476
Median Rent $533 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.94% ± 9.8pp
Total Population 11,686

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 11,686. There are 4,978 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 22.94% of households in Decatur County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur County

The median gross income for households in Decatur County is $37,263 a year, or $3,105 a month. The median rent for the county is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur County, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur County.1

Area Median Income In Decatur 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 Decatur County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,900

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 Decatur 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 Decatur County HUD Rental Assistance in Decatur 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Decatur County

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

From 1989 to 1989, 1 low income apartment communities containing 12 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Decatur 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 Decatur County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Decatur County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Decatur 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
$492 $570 $649 $809 $969

Cities In Decatur County

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City Listings Served By
Parsons 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsons are the Parsons-Decaturville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Scotts Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scotts Hill are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Decaturville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Decaturville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.