Affordable Housing In Lewis County
Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewis County

High Forest Apartments

230 N Walnut St
Hohenwald, TN

25 Walnut Cir

25 Walnut Cir
Hohenwald, TN
Subsidized

100 N Oak St

100 N Oak St
Hohenwald, TN

Hohenwald Village Apartments

149 Village Ln
Hohenwald, TN
Subsidized
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 233 affordable apartments for rent in Lewis County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 201 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lewis County, HUD housing programs support 36 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 32 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lewis 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 Lewis County

Housing Authority Programs
Hohenwald Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lewis County, Tennessee

Lewis County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 233
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Total Population 11,944
Housing Units 4,712
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $36,621 ±$1,937
Median Rent $498 ±$115
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.77% ± 11.84pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lewis County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 11,944. There are 4,712 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 20.78% of households in Lewis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewis County

The median gross income for households in Lewis County is $36,621 a year, or $3,052 a month. The median rent for the county is $498 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewis County, a household making less than $1,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewis County.1

Area Median Income In Lewis 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 Lewis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,500

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 Lewis 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 Lewis County HUD Rental Assistance in Lewis 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 Lewis County

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

From 1990 to 1990, 1 low income apartment communities containing 48 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lewis 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 Lewis 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 Lewis 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 Lewis 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
$463 $488 $628 $826 $972

Cities In Lewis County

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City Listings Served By
Hohenwald 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hohenwald are the Hohenwald Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.