Affordable Housing In Fayette County
Tennessee

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fayette County

Turnrow

Jernigan Drive near Hwy. 64
Somerville, Tennessee
$505-605
2-3 BR

St Mark Village Apartments

85 Saint Mark Cv
Moscow, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rossville Manor Apartments

5185 Highway 57
Rossville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Maplewood Village

400 Meadow Ln
Somerville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Country Oaks Apartments II

423 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Country Oaks I

421 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Layton Meadows Apartments

476 Layton Rd
Gallaway, Tennessee
Subsidized

Bluegrass Village Apartments

430 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Gallaway Apartments

294 Layton Cir
Gallaway, Tennessee
Subsidized

Westview Manor Apartments

701 Westview Cove
Somerville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fayette County, 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 Fayette County, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fayette County, Tennessee

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 717 affordable apartments for rent in Fayette County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee

Fayette County features 563 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 Fayette County, Tennessee

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fayette County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fayette County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fayette County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.

2022 Fayette County, 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
Fayette County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $694 $792 $912 $1,219 $1,404
Fayette County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $713 to $871 $821 to $1,003 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,264 to $1,544

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fayette County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 717
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 563
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $54,890 ±$2,367
Median Rent $613 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.03% ± 5.51pp
Total Population 38,814

Population and Household Demographics

Fayette County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 38,814. There are 14,846 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 20.05% of households in Fayette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fayette County

The median gross income for households in Fayette County is $54,890 a year, or $4,574 a month. The median rent for the county is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fayette County, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Fayette County.

Area Median Income In Fayette 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 Fayette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Fayette 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fayette County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550

Cities In Fayette County

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City Served By
Braden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braden is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Collierville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collierville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Gallaway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gallaway are the Gallaway Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Grand Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Junction is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
La Grange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grange is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Moscow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moscow is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Oakland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Piperton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piperton is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Rossville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rossville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Somerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Williston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williston is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.