Affordable Housing In Dyersburg
Dyer County, Tennessee

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dyersburg

Dyersburg Rental Project

469 Fairbanks Ave
Dyersburg, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Gardner Heights

300 Wilson Cir
Dyersburg, Tennessee

Peachtree Park Apartments

1970 Peach Ave
Dyersburg, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Dyersburg

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dyersburg, Tennessee

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 959 affordable apartments for rent in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Dyersburg, Tennessee

Dyersburg features 831 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 Dyersburg, Tennessee

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dyersburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dyersburg, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dyersburg landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dyersburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dyersburg, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $602 and $736.

2020 Dyersburg, 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 $436 $508 $669 $965 $985
Payment Standard Range $392 to $480 $457 to $559 $602 to $736 $869 to $1,062 $887 to $1,084

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dyersburg, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 959
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 831
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $34,948 ±$3,795
Median Rent $600 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.57% ± 8.83pp
Total Population 16,932

Population and Household Demographics

Dyersburg is a City in Dyer County, Tennessee with a population of 16,932. There are 7,034 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 49.94% of households in Dyersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dyersburg

The median gross income for households in Dyersburg is $34,948 a year, or $2,912 a month. The median rent for the city is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dyersburg, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Dyersburg.1

Area Median Income In Dyersburg

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 Dyersburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dyer County.

In Dyersburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,700

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 Dyersburg

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 Dyersburg

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 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
50% of Median $19,500 $22,300 $25,100 $27,850 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
80% of Median $31,200 $35,650 $40,100 $44,550 $48,150 $51,700 $55,250 $58,850