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Affordable Housing In Henry County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Henry County

Vernon Place

10 Morningside Vlg
Paris, Tennessee

Southwood Apts

1401 Us Hwy. 641 South
Paris, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Henry County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Henry County, Tennessee

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 709 affordable apartments for rent in Henry County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Henry County, Tennessee

Henry County features 478 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 Henry County, Tennessee

There are 231 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Henry County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Henry County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Henry County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Henry County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Henry County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Henry 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 $518 $649 $871 $900
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $466 to $570 $584 to $714 $784 to $958 $810 to $990

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Henry County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 709
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 478
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $38,234 ±$1,575
Median Rent $601 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.1% ± 5.98pp
Total Population 32,269

Population and Household Demographics

Henry County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 32,269. There are 13,471 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 25.86% of households in Henry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Henry County

The median gross income for households in Henry County is $38,234 a year, or $3,186 a month. The median rent for the county is $601 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Henry County, a household making less than $2,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Henry County.

Area Median Income In Henry 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 Henry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Henry 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 Henry 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 Henry County

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City Served By
Cottage Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cottage Grove are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Henry The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henry are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Paris The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paris are the Paris Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Puryear The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Puryear are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.