Affordable Housing In Decherd
Franklin County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decherd

Mallard Cove Apartments

314 Old Winchester Rd
Decherd, Tennessee

Grant Homes

202 4th Ave S
Decherd, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Decherd, 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 Decherd, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decherd, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 280 affordable apartments for rent in Decherd, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Decherd, Tennessee

Decherd features 280 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 Decherd, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Decherd, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Decherd, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $609 and $745.

2022 Decherd, 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
Decherd, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $539 $542 $677 $941 $1,052
Decherd, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $609 to $745 $847 to $1,035 $947 to $1,157

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Decherd, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 280
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 280
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.48%
Average Renter Household Size 3.27
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $32,629 ±$6,978
Median Rent $586 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.86% ± 15.85pp
Total Population 2,703

Population and Household Demographics

Decherd is a city in Franklin County, Tennessee with a population of 2,703. There are 993 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 39.48% of households in Decherd are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decherd

The median gross income for households in Decherd is $32,629 a year, or $2,719 a month. The median rent for the city is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decherd, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Decherd.

Area Median Income In Decherd

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 Decherd, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Decherd, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,500

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 Decherd

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 Decherd

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Decherd AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,550 $36,900 $39,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Decherd AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,850 $23,800 $26,800 $29,750 $32,150 $34,550 $36,900 $39,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Decherd AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,350 $38,100 $42,850 $47,600 $51,450 $55,250 $59,050 $62,850