Affordable Housing In Lawrence County
Tennessee

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Berkley Spring

14 Good Hope Rd
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

M. L. Lumpkins Homes

263 Waterloo St
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, Tennessee

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 685 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee

Lawrence County features 511 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 Lawrence County, Tennessee

There are 174 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawrence County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawrence County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $633 and $773.

2022 Lawrence 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
Lawrence County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $543 $547 $703 $907 $1,061
Lawrence County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $492 to $602 $633 to $773 $816 to $998 $955 to $1,167

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lawrence County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $52,800

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lawrence County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

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City Served By
Ethridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ethridge is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Iron City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iron City is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Lawrenceburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lawrenceburg are the Lawrenceburg Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Loretto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loretto is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
St. Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Summertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summertown is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.