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Affordable Housing In Lake City
Anderson County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake City

Creekwood Apartments

612 4th St
Lake City, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Lake City Wartburg Jamestown

100 Hunter Dr
Lake City, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Lake City

Housing Authority Programs
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 Lake City, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 305 affordable apartments for rent in Lake City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Lake City, Tennessee

Lake 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 Lake City, Tennessee

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake City, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Lake City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake City, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,007.

2020 Lake 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 $624 $742 $915 $1,198 $1,476
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $668 to $816 $824 to $1,007 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,328 to $1,624

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 305
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $22,663 ±$3,024
Median Rent $410 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.35% ± 11.42pp
Total Population 1,812

Population and Household Demographics

Lake City is a city in Anderson County, Tennessee with a population of 1,812. There are 684 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 54.09% of households in Lake City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake City

The median gross income for households in Lake City is $22,663 a year, or $1,889 a month. The median rent for the city is $410 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake City, a household making less than $1,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake City.

Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Anderson County.

In Lake City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Lake 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lake City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% of Median $41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050