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Affordable Housing In Houston County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston County

Shamrock Apartments

11 Shamrock Dr
Erin, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Houston County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houston County, Tennessee

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Houston County, Tennessee

Houston County 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 Houston County, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houston County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houston County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $613 and $749.

2020 Houston 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 $517 $557 $681 $849 $923
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $501 to $613 $613 to $749 $764 to $934 $831 to $1,015

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Houston County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $39,401 ±$2,406
Median Rent $599 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.49% ± 8.23pp
Total Population 8,290

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.

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 $52,600

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 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 $12,760 $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 Houston County

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City Served By
Erin 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 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.