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Affordable Housing In Lauderdale County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lauderdale County

Spring Forest Apartments

223 Kellar Ave
Ripley, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Gates Apartments

614 Huntington Street
Gates, Tennessee
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Henning Village Apartments

356 S Main St
Henning, Tennessee
Subsidized

Wesley Park Meadows

804 Park Meadow Cv
Halls, Tennessee
Subsidized

Ripley Meadows Apartments

271 Gay St
Ripley, Tennessee
Subsidized

Ripley Meadows First Addition

249 Gay Street Ext
Ripley, Tennessee
Subsidized

Center Point Apartments

550 S Church St
Henning, Tennessee

Ripley Terrace Apartment

219 Volz Rd
Ripley, Tennessee

Chapel Ridge at Ripley

449 Robeson St
Ripley, Tennessee

148 Chapel Cir

148 Chapel Cir
Ripley, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Lauderdale County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lauderdale County, Tennessee

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 761 affordable apartments for rent in Lauderdale County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Lauderdale County, Tennessee

Lauderdale County features 515 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 Lauderdale County, Tennessee

There are 246 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lauderdale County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lauderdale County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lauderdale County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lauderdale County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lauderdale County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Lauderdale 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 $492 $503 $649 $856 $1,013
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $453 to $553 $584 to $714 $770 to $942 $912 to $1,114

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lauderdale County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 761
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 515
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $30,281 ±$1,980
Median Rent $608 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.18% ± 4.9pp
Total Population 27,427

Population and Household Demographics

Lauderdale County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 27,427. There are 9,800 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 39.72% of households in Lauderdale County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lauderdale County

The median gross income for households in Lauderdale County is $30,281 a year, or $2,523 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lauderdale County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Lauderdale County.

Area Median Income In Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,200

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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
50% of Median $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
80% of Median $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900

Cities In Lauderdale County

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City Served By
Gates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gates are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Halls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Halls are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Henning The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henning are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Ripley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ripley are the Ripley Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.