Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Tennessee

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Brookwood Apartments CO Sherwood Mgmt

128 Brookwood Ln
Gainesboro, Tennessee

Deer Run Apartments

100 Deer Run Ln
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Subsidized

Gainesboro Village

431 Jennings Creek Hwy
Gainesboro, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County, Tennessee

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 90 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Tennessee

Jackson County features 46 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 Jackson County, Tennessee

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Jackson 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
Jackson County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $510 $514 $676 $836 $917
Jackson County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $463 to $565 $608 to $744 $752 to $920 $825 to $1,009

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $31,534 ±$2,932
Median Rent $479 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.49% ± 9.76pp
Total Population 11,496

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 11,496. There are 4,531 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 21.67% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $31,534 a year, or $2,628 a month. The median rent for the county is $479 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $1,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Jackson 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 Jackson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County

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City Served By
Dodson Branch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dodson Branch is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Gainesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gainesboro is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Walden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walden is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.