Affordable Housing In Fentress County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fentress County

Jamestown Apartments

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

Fentress Oaks Apartments

428 Lawson Street
Jamestown, Tennessee

Mace Apartments

518 Mace Ave
Jamestown, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jamestown Villas

300 Beaty St
Jamestown, Tennessee

Wheeler Manor Apartments

309 N Smith St
Jamestown, Tennessee
Subsidized

Fairground Apartments

Industrial Park Rd
Jamestown, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jamestown Manor

209 North Smith Street
Jamestown, Tennessee

Hilltop Apartments

304 Mark Twain Ave W
Jamestown, Tennessee
Subsidized

Jamestown Village CO Hunt and Assoc

250 Mace Ave
Jamestown, Tennessee
Subsidized

Jamestown Ltd

PO Box 892
Jamestown, Tennessee

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

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 435 affordable apartments for rent in Fentress County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Fentress County, Tennessee

Fentress County features 233 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 Fentress County, Tennessee

There are 202 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fentress County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fentress County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fentress County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fentress County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fentress County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Fentress 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
Fentress County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $510 $514 $676 $836 $1,013
Fentress County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $463 to $565 $608 to $744 $752 to $920 $912 to $1,114

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fentress County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $43,400

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fentress County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fentress County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fentress County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fentress County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Fentress County

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City Served By
Allardt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allardt is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Clarkrange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarkrange is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Grimsley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grimsley is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Jamestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamestown are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and Crossville Housing Authority.