Affordable Housing In Dickson County

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickson County

Dickson Apartments

108 Blurton Dr
Dickson, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bluff Trace Apartments

2235 Highway 47 N
White Bluff, TN
HCV Welcome

Countryside Apartments

720 Spring St
Charlotte, TN

Walnut Street Apartments

301 E Walnut St
Dickson, TN

High House Village Apartments

105 Jones Creek Rd
Dickson, TN

Valley Bluff

2401 Hwy 47 North
White Bluff, TN

Spring Haven Apartments

301 Spring St
Dickson, TN

Autumn Park Apartments

150 Autumn Way
Dickson, TN
HCV Welcome

Dickson Group Home I

907 W 5th St
Dickson, TN

Dickson Group Home II

2220 Highway 48 N
Dickson, TN

Other Housing Authorities located in Dickson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickson County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and research, there are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 824 affordable apartments for rent in Dickson County, Tennessee. Dickson County features 363 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 357 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dickson County.

Dickson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 824
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $44,680 ±$2,703
Median Rent $722 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.76% ± 5.18pp
Total Population 50,472

Population and Household Demographics

Dickson County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 50,472. There are 18,556 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 27.85% of households in Dickson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dickson County

The median gross income for households in Dickson County is $44,680 a year, or $3,723 a month. The median rent for the county is $722 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dickson County, a household making less than $2,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Dickson County.1

Area Median Income In Dickson 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 Dickson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 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 Dickson County HUD Rental Assistance in Dickson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dickson County

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

From 1988 to 2002, 14 low income apartment communities containing 544 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dickson 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 Dickson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,840 $55,680 $59,520 $63,360

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 Dickson County is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,248 $1,392 $1,536
Fair Market Rents in Dickson 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
$898 $957 $1,136 $1,484 $1,822

Cities In Dickson County

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City Listings Served By
Dickson 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickson is the Dickson Housing Authority.
White Bluff 4
Charlotte 1
Burns 0
Slayden 0
Vanleer 0