Affordable Housing In Houston County
Tennessee

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston County

Shamrock Apartments

11 Shamrock Dr
Erin, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Houston County, Tennessee

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Houston County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

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 $669 and $817.

2022 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
Houston County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $561 $565 $743 $918 $1,008
Houston County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $509 to $622 $669 to $817 $826 to $1,010 $907 to $1,109

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $55,500

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

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 and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Tennessee Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tennessee Ridge is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.