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Affordable Housing In Jamestown
Fentress County, Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jamestown

Jamestown Apartments

217 Beaty St
Jamestown, Tennessee
Income Based
1-3 BR

Fentress Oaks Apartments

428 Lawson Street
Jamestown, Tennessee

Mace Apartments

518 Mace Ave
Jamestown, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jamestown Villas

300 Beaty St
Jamestown, Tennessee

Wheeler Manor Apartments

309 N Smith St
Jamestown, Tennessee

Fairground Apartments

Industrial Park Rd
Jamestown, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jamestown Manor

209 North Smith Street
Jamestown, Tennessee

Hilltop Apartments

304 Mark Twain Ave W
Jamestown, Tennessee

Jamestown Village CO Hunt and Assoc

250 Mace Ave
Jamestown, Tennessee

Jamestown Ltd

PO Box 892
Jamestown, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Jamestown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jamestown, Tennessee

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 435 affordable apartments for rent in Jamestown, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Jamestown, Tennessee

Jamestown features 233 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 Jamestown, Tennessee

There are 202 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jamestown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jamestown, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jamestown landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jamestown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jamestown, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Jamestown, 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 $492 $532 $649 $853 $1,095
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $479 to $585 $584 to $714 $768 to $938 $986 to $1,205

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jamestown, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 435
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 233
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $15,721 ±$5,940
Median Rent $345 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.13% ± 14.23pp
Total Population 1,816

Population and Household Demographics

Jamestown is a city in Fentress County, Tennessee with a population of 1,816. There are 763 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 62.91% of households in Jamestown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jamestown

The median gross income for households in Jamestown is $15,721 a year, or $1,310 a month. The median rent for the city is $345 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jamestown, a household making less than $1,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Jamestown.

Area Median Income In Jamestown

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 Jamestown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fentress County.

In Jamestown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,000

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 Jamestown

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 Jamestown

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