Affordable Housing In Dover
Stewart County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dover

Cambridge Apartments

118 Cambridge Court
Dover, TN
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgecrest Apartments

200 Forge Rd
Dover, TN
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Dover

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dover, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 26 affordable apartments for rent in Dover, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Dover, Tennessee

Dover 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 Dover, Tennessee

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dover.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $604 and $738.

2020 Dover, 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
Fair Market Rent $509 $526 $671 $836 $1,178
Payment Standard Range $458 to $560 $473 to $579 $604 to $738 $752 to $920 $1,060 to $1,296

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dover, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 26
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $37,000 ±$6,494
Median Rent $446 ±$122
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.8% ± 13.14pp
Total Population 1,894

Population and Household Demographics

Dover is a City in Stewart County, Tennessee with a population of 1,894. There are 726 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 34.57% of households in Dover are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover

The median gross income for households in Dover is $37,000 a year, or $3,083 a month. The median rent for the city is $446 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover, a household making less than $1,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover.1

Area Median Income In Dover

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 Dover, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stewart County.

In Dover, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,300

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 Dover

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 Dover HUD Rental Assistance in Dover

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 $30,170 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% of Median $19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500