Affordable Housing In Lauderdale County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lauderdale County

Lauderdale Homes ( Aka Autumn Hills )

25 Geoffrey Ave
Ripley, Tennessee

Lauderdale Apartments

392 Cherrydale
Halls, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lauderdale County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lauderdale County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

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 $608 and $744.

2022 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
Lauderdale County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $510 $514 $676 $892 $1,083
Lauderdale County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $463 to $565 $608 to $744 $803 to $981 $975 to $1,191

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 $47,700

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lauderdale County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lauderdale County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lauderdale County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Lauderdale County

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City Served By
Gates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gates is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Halls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Halls is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Henning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Henning is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Ripley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ripley are the Ripley Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.