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Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Tennessee

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Jefferson Group Home

1424 Fate Rankin Rd
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Twin Oaks Apartments

816 Twin Oaks Way
Dandridge, Tennessee
Subsidized

Country Village

342 Red Oak Cir
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Striplin Place Apartments

East Dumplin Valley Rd
Dandridge, Tennessee

Douglas Residences

821 Eastern St
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bradford Square Apartments

100 Ossie Cir
Jefferson City, Tennessee

1817 Overlook Ave

1817 Overlook Ave
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Morristown 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 East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Tennessee

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 359 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Jefferson County features 285 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 County, Tennessee

There are 74 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Tennessee

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

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

2020 Jefferson County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 285
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $42,417 ±$2,147
Median Rent $642 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.24% ± 5.61pp
Total Population 52,490

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 52,490. There are 19,679 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 26.63% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $42,417 a year, or $3,535 a month. The median rent for the county is $642 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson County

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.

In Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,400

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 County

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 Jefferson County

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 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
50% of Median $19,400 $22,200 $24,950 $27,700 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
80% of Median $31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500

Cities In Jefferson County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Aspen Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aspen Park are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Baneberry The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baneberry are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Dandridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dandridge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Fairmount The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairmount are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Idledale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Idledale are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Indian Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Indian Hills are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Jefferson City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson City are the Jefferson City Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Ken Caryl The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ken Caryl are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Kittredge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kittredge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Lakeside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeside are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
Mountain View The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain View are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
New Market The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.
West Pleasant View The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Pleasant View are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office, Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office and Morristown Housing Authority.