Affordable Housing In Goodlettsville
Davidson County, Tennessee

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Goodlettsville

The Retreat at Dry Creek Farms, Phase I

601 Robert Cartwright Dr
Goodlettsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Meadow Creek, Apartments

919 S Dickerson Rd
Goodlettsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Greens of Rivergate

200 Dry Creek Rd
Goodlettsville, TN
HCV Welcome
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 400 affordable apartments for rent in Goodlettsville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Goodlettsville, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 400 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Goodlettsville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Goodlettsville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 400
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Total Population 16,672
Housing Units 6,821
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $53,763 ±$7,402
Median Rent $917 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.55% ± 10.58pp

Population and Household Demographics

Goodlettsville is a City in Davidson County, Tennessee with a population of 16,672. There are 6,821 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 43.13% of households in Goodlettsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Goodlettsville

The median gross income for households in Goodlettsville is $53,763 a year, or $4,480 a month. The median rent for the city is $917 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Goodlettsville, a household making less than $3,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Goodlettsville.1

Area Median Income In Goodlettsville

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

In Goodlettsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Goodlettsville

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 Goodlettsville HUD Rental Assistance in Goodlettsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Goodlettsville

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

From 1995 to 2009, 3 low income apartment communities containing 400 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Goodlettsville 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 Goodlettsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,840 $55,680 $59,520 $63,360

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 Goodlettsville is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,248 $1,392 $1,536
Fair Market Rents in Goodlettsville

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
$830 $911 $1,103 $1,455 $1,738