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
HCV Welcome

Douglas Residences

821 Eastern St
Jefferson City, TN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bradford Square Apartments

100 Ossie Cir
Jefferson City, TN
HCV Welcome

1817 Overlook Ave

1817 Overlook Ave
Jefferson City, TN
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 311 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson City. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 261 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jefferson City, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 50 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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)
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

Jefferson City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 311
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Total Population 8,396
Housing Units 3,216
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $33,672 ±$3,885
Median Rent $611 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.44% ± 9.58pp

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jefferson City

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1999 to 1999, 1 low income apartment communities containing 50 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson City by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Jefferson City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
60% of Median $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,540 $36,240 $38,940 $41,640 $44,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Jefferson City is $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $490 $525 $630 $727 $811 $895
60% $588 $630 $756 $872 $974 $1,074
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson City

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$515 $544 $720 $970 $973