Low Income Apartments In Grainger County
Tennessee

Low Income Apartments In Grainger County

Volunteer Residences

2 Cedar Ave
Rutledge, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cambridge Apartments

RR 2 Box 433
Rutledge, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Eastland Place Apartments

104 Sharon Ct
Blaine, TN
HCV Welcome

Mill Creek Apartments

123 Mill Creek Apts
Rutledge, TN
Subsidized

Vol Housing Mgm Rutledge

Lakeway Apartments
Bean Station, TN
HCV Welcome

Clinchview Apartments

Cherry St
Rutledge, TN
HCV Welcome

Autumn Village

Rt 2 Cedar Ln
Rutledge, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 277 affordable apartments for rent in Grainger County, Tennessee. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 166 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Grainger County. There are 111 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Grainger 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 Grainger County, Tennessee

Grainger County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 166
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 22,736
Housing Units 8,952
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $35,391 ±$1,853
Median Rent $545 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.9% ± 7.09pp

Population and Household Demographics

Grainger County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 22,736. There are 8,952 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 19.01% of households in Grainger County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grainger County

The median gross income for households in Grainger County is $35,391 a year, or $2,949 a month. The median rent for the county is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grainger County, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Grainger County.1

Area Median Income In Grainger 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 Grainger County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,700

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 Grainger 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 Grainger County HUD Rental Assistance in Grainger 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 Grainger 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 2011, 2 low income apartment communities containing 100 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Grainger 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 Grainger County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Grainger 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 Grainger 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
$427 $554 $637 $842 $861

Cities In Grainger County

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City Listings Served By
Rutledge 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rutledge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Bean Station 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bean Station are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Blaine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blaine are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.