Affordable Housing In Dickson
Dickson County, Tennessee

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickson

Dickson Apartments

108 Blurton Dr
Dickson, Tennessee
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1-2 BR

Walnut Street Apartments

301 E Walnut St
Dickson, Tennessee

High House Village Apartments

105 Jones Creek Rd
Dickson, Tennessee

Spring Haven Apartments

301 Spring St
Dickson, Tennessee

Dickson Group Home I

907 W 5th St
Dickson, Tennessee

Dickson Group Home II

2220 Highway 48 N
Dickson, Tennessee

Trails of Dickson II

100 Remington
Dickson, Tennessee

Evan Heights Apartments

1215 E Walnut St
Dickson, Tennessee

Brookview Apartments

304 McLemore St
Dickson, Tennessee

106 a and B Popular

106 Poplar St
Dickson, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dickson, 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 Dickson, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickson, Tennessee

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 670 affordable apartments for rent in Dickson, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Dickson, Tennessee

Dickson features 363 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 Dickson, Tennessee

There are 307 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dickson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dickson, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dickson landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dickson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dickson, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,265 and $1,547.

2023 Dickson, 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
Dickson, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,218 $1,245 $1,406 $1,758 $2,173
Dickson, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $1,096 to $1,340 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,265 to $1,547 $1,582 to $1,934 $1,956 to $2,390

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dickson, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 670
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $37,045 ±$4,822
Median Rent $708 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.09% ± 8.8pp
Total Population 14,951

Population and Household Demographics

Dickson is a city in Dickson County, Tennessee with a population of 14,951. There are 5,671 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 44.24% of households in Dickson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dickson

The median gross income for households in Dickson is $37,045 a year, or $3,087 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dickson, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Dickson.

Area Median Income In Dickson

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 Dickson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dickson County.

In Dickson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,700

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 Dickson

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 Dickson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dickson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dickson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dickson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,450 $81,500 $87,550 $93,600 $99,600