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Affordable Housing In Fentress County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fentress County

Fentress Apartments

RR 2 Box 346-A
Jamestown, Tennessee

White Oaks Apartments

114 Holt Spur Dr
Jamestown, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Fentress County

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

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 $584 and $714.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $492 $532 $649 $853 $1,095
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $479 to $585 $584 to $714 $768 to $938 $986 to $1,205

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 $42,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
50% of Median $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
80% of Median $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900

Cities In Fentress County

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City Served By
Allardt 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 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 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.
Jamestown 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.