Affordable Housing In Jefferson City
Jefferson County, Tennessee

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson City

Jefferson Group Home

1424 Fate Rankin Rd
Jefferson City, TN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Country Village

342 Red Oak Cir
Jefferson City, TN
Accepts Vouchers

Douglas Residences

821 Eastern St
Jefferson City, TN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bradford Square Apartments

100 Ossie Cir
Jefferson City, TN
Accepts Vouchers

1817 Overlook Ave

1817 Overlook Ave
Jefferson City, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson City

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson City Housing Authority Public Housing
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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson City, Tennessee

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 311 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Jefferson City features 261 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 Jefferson City, Tennessee

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson City, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson City, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $664 and $812.

2020 Jefferson City, 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 $557 $560 $738 $996 $1,000
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $504 to $616 $664 to $812 $896 to $1,096 $900 to $1,100

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jefferson City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 311
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $33,672 ±$3,885
Median Rent $611 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.44% ± 9.58pp
Total Population 8,396

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson City is a City in Jefferson County, Tennessee with a population of 8,396. There are 3,216 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 58.12% of households in Jefferson City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson City

The median gross income for households in Jefferson City is $33,672 a year, or $2,806 a month. The median rent for the city is $611 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson City, a household making less than $2,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson City.1

Area Median Income In Jefferson City

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 Jefferson City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Jefferson City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,800

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 Jefferson City

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 Jefferson City HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson City

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 $30,170 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
80% of Median $31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050