Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Tennessee

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Jefferson Group Home

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

Twin Oaks Apartments

816 Twin Oaks Way
Dandridge, TN
Subsidized

Country Village

342 Red Oak Cir
Jefferson City, TN
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Striplin Place Apartments

East Dumplin Valley Rd
Dandridge, TN
HCV Welcome

Douglas Residences

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

Bradford Square Apartments

100 Ossie Cir
Jefferson City, TN
HCV Welcome

1817 Overlook Ave

1817 Overlook Ave
Jefferson City, TN
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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)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 359 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Jefferson County features 285 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 74 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

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.1

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 $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 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 Jefferson County 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 $12,490 $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 County

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

From 1999 to 2000, 2 low income apartment communities containing 74 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson County 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 County

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 County 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 County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$557 $560 $738 $996 $1,000

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Jefferson City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson City are the Jefferson City Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Dandridge 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dandridge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Aspen Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aspen Park are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Fairmount 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairmount are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Idledale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Idledale are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Indian Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Indian Hills are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Ken Caryl 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ken Caryl are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Kittredge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kittredge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Lakeside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeside are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Mountain View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain View are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
West Pleasant View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Pleasant View are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Baneberry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baneberry are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
New Market 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.