Low Income Apartments In Houston County
Tennessee


Waiting List Openings In Houston County

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Low Income Apartments In Houston County

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Erin, TN

Shamrock Apartments

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Erin, TN
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 42 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Tennessee. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Houston County. There are 42 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 Houston County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Houston County

Housing Authority Programs
Erin Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houston County, Tennessee

Houston County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Total Population 8,290
Housing Units 3,247
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $39,401 ±$2,406
Median Rent $599 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.49% ± 8.23pp

Population and Household Demographics

Houston County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 8,290. There are 3,247 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 27.59% of households in Houston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houston County

The median gross income for households in Houston County is $39,401 a year, or $3,283 a month. The median rent for the county is $599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houston County, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Houston County.1

Area Median Income In Houston 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 Houston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,600

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 Houston 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 Houston County HUD Rental Assistance in Houston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,050 $27,100 $29,100 $31,100 $33,100
50% of Median $17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $25,050 $27,100 $29,100 $31,100 $33,100
80% of Median $28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Houston County

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

From 1988 to 1988, 1 low income apartment communities containing 42 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Houston 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 Houston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $21,060 $24,060 $27,060 $30,060 $32,520 $34,920 $37,320 $39,720

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 Houston County is $27,060 a year, or $2,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $677 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% $439 $470 $564 $652 $728 $803
60% $527 $564 $677 $782 $873 $963
Fair Market Rents in Houston 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
$457 $541 $619 $776 $859

Cities In Houston County

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City Listings Served By
Erin 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erin are the Erin Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Tennessee Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tennessee Ridge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.