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Affordable Housing In Forest Hills
Davidson County, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Forest Hills

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forest Hills, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Forest Hills, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Forest Hills, Tennessee

Forest Hills features 0 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 Forest Hills, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest Hills.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forest Hills, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forest Hills landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Forest Hills.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forest Hills, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,022 and $1,250.

2020 Forest Hills, 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 $898 $957 $1,136 $1,484 $1,822
Payment Standard Range $808 to $988 $861 to $1,053 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,336 to $1,632 $1,640 to $2,004

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forest Hills, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 2.07%
Average Renter Household Size 4.36
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $199,464 ±$31,070
Median Rent $2,591 ±$469
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.11% ± 94.44pp
Total Population 4,969

Population and Household Demographics

Forest Hills is a city in Davidson County, Tennessee with a population of 4,969. There are 1,743 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 2.07% of households in Forest Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forest Hills

The median gross income for households in Forest Hills is $199,464 a year, or $16,622 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,591 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forest Hills, a household making less than $8,637 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Forest Hills.

Area Median Income In Forest Hills

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 Forest Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Davidson County.

In Forest Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Forest Hills

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 Forest Hills

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
80% of Median $46,100 $52,700 $59,300 $65,850 $71,150 $76,400 $81,700 $86,950