Affordable Housing In Lawrence County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Whispering Oaks

501 Claymar Dr
Lawrenceburg, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lawrenceburg Village

2114 Springer Rd
Lawrenceburg, TN
Subsidized

Pine Bluff Apartments

106 Bluff Dr
Lawrenceburg, TN
Subsidized

Public School Apartments

225 Jackson Ave
Lawrenceburg, TN
HCV Welcome

New Hope Apartments

1057 Old Florence Rd
Lawrenceburg, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crockett Senior Housing

1067 Old Florence Rd
Lawrenceburg, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lawrenceburg Lions Homes Phase II

345 Geri St
Lawrenceburg, TN
Subsidized

Park Ridge Estates of Lawrenceburg

22 Good Hope Rd
Lawrenceburg, TN
HCV Welcome

Bvi Lawrenceburg

Honeysuckle Dr And Woodland Dr
Lawrenceburg, TN
HCV Welcome

Loretto Lions Club

605 2nd Ave S
Loretto, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 685 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 511 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lawrence County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 174 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lawrence County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Lawrence County

Housing Authority Programs
Lawrenceburg Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawrence County, Tennessee

Lawrence County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 685
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 511
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 42,226
Housing Units 16,104
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $37,814 ±$1,629
Median Rent $563 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.97% ± 5.68pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lawrence County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 42,226. There are 16,104 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 25.12% of households in Lawrence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawrence County

The median gross income for households in Lawrence County is $37,814 a year, or $3,151 a month. The median rent for the county is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawrence County, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawrence County.1

Area Median Income In Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,000

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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County HUD Rental Assistance in Lawrence 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 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lawrence County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 4 low income apartment communities containing 164 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Lawrence County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Lawrence 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$457 $508 $619 $805 $861

Cities In Lawrence County

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City Listings Served By
Lawrenceburg 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lawrenceburg are the Lawrenceburg Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Loretto 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loretto are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Ethridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ethridge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Iron City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Iron City are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
St. Joseph 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Joseph are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Summertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Summertown are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.