Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jefferson City, TN

Discover affordable housing in Jefferson City where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Avonlea Greene

7315 Avonlea Way, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37877

Jefferson Group Home

1424 Fate Rankin Rd, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

Country Village

342 Red Oak Cir, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

Bradford Square Apartments

100 Ossie Cir, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

Douglas Residences

821 Eastern St, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

1817 Overlook Ave

1817 Overlook Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jefferson City, Tennessee
$12.13 (+167%) more than Tennessee minimum wage and $12.13 (+167%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Jefferson City, 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, Homeownership programs for Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jefferson City.

How many renters live in Jefferson City, Tennessee?

The City of Jefferson City has 8,391 people living in 3,052 households.

There are 3,538 renters living in 1,680 renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.16 percent of the population living in Jefferson City.

What is the rental market like in Jefferson City, Tennessee?

There are an estimated 3,449 housing units in the Jefferson City area. Of these, 1,725 units are rental homes, making up 50 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jefferson City, Tennessee, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jefferson City?

The rental vacancy rate in Jefferson City is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Jefferson City for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson City
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
16 260 981 231 192
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson City

A large number of apartments in Jefferson City have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Jefferson City are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Jefferson City

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $787 to $1,653. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $787
One BR $792
Two BR $1,023
Three BR $1,375
Four BR $1,653
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jefferson City, Tennessee

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Jefferson City?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 16 100 percent
One BR 156 60 percent
Two BR 807 82 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jefferson City, Tennessee

How many affordable rental units are in Jefferson City?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Jefferson City, Tennessee including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 50
Public Housing 193
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 7
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Jefferson City features 360 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 122 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 $921 and $1,125.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.