Affordable Housing In Jackson
Madison County, Tennessee

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson

Parkway East Apartments Phase I

266 Roosevelt Pkwy
Jackson, Tennessee
Subsidized

Parkway East Apartments II

33 Carver Ave
Jackson, Tennessee
Subsidized

Centennial Pass

100 Millennium Dr
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

St Mary Manor Apartments

1771 Highway 45 Byp
Jackson, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wesley Jackson Highlands

2692 N Highland Ave
Jackson, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chester Park Apartments

100 Emory Hill Dr
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Chapelridge of Jackson

100 Chapel Ridge Dr
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

117 Wells Ally

117 Wells Aly
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

537 S Royal St

537 S Royal St
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Villages of Old Hickory

550 Old Hickory Blvd
Jackson, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Jackson

Housing Authority Programs
Jackson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Jackson, Tennessee

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,521 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, Tennessee

Jackson features 1,453 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, Tennessee

There are 1,068 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.

2020 Jackson, 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 $516 $648 $792 $1,129 $1,133
Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $583 to $713 $713 to $871 $1,016 to $1,242 $1,020 to $1,246

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,521
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,453
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $38,153 ±$1,852
Median Rent $769 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.96% ± 3.92pp
Total Population 67,161

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson is a City in Madison County, Tennessee with a population of 67,161. There are 25,128 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 44.21% of households in Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson

The median gross income for households in Jackson is $38,153 a year, or $3,179 a month. The median rent for the city is $769 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson, a household making less than $2,563 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson.1

Area Median Income In Jackson

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Jackson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Jackson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,100

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 Jackson

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
50% of Median $19,500 $22,300 $25,100 $27,850 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
80% of Median $31,250 $35,700 $40,150 $44,600 $48,200 $51,750 $55,350 $58,900