Affordable Housing In Fentress County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fentress County

Jamestown Apartments

217 Beaty St
Jamestown, TN
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Fentress Oaks Apartments

428 Lawson Street
Jamestown, TN

Mace Apartments

518 Mace Ave
Jamestown, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Jamestown Villas

300 Beaty St
Jamestown, TN
HCV Welcome

Wheeler Manor Apartments

309 N Smith St
Jamestown, TN
Subsidized

Fairground Apartments

Industrial Park Rd
Jamestown, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Jamestown Manor Ltd

209 North Smith Street
Jamestown, TN

Hilltop Apartments

304 Mark Twain Ave W
Jamestown, TN
Subsidized

Jamestown Village CO Hunt and Assoc

250 Mace Ave
Jamestown, TN
Subsidized

Jamestown Ltd

PO Box 892
Jamestown, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 435 affordable apartments for rent in Fentress County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 233 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Fentress County, HUD housing programs support 24 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 202 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Fentress County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fentress County, Tennessee

Fentress County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 435
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 233
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 17,931
Housing Units 7,304
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $30,259 ±$2,701
Median Rent $506 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.49% ± 7.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

Fentress County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 17,931. There are 7,304 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 22.73% of households in Fentress County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fentress County

The median gross income for households in Fentress County is $30,259 a year, or $2,522 a month. The median rent for the county is $506 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fentress County, a household making less than $1,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Fentress County.1

Area Median Income In Fentress 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 Fentress County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $40,300

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 Fentress 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 Fentress County HUD Rental Assistance in Fentress County

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 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Fentress County

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

From 1987 to 2002, 6 low income apartment communities containing 209 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fentress 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 Fentress County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Fentress County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Fentress 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$457 $541 $619 $830 $1,058

Cities In Fentress County

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City Listings Served By
Jamestown 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamestown are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Crossville Housing Authority.
Allardt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allardt are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Clarkrange 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarkrange are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Grimsley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grimsley are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.