Affordable Housing In Linden
Perry County, Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Linden

Oliver's Crossing

107 Beech Street
Linden, Tennessee
2-3 BR

Cedaridge Apartments

171 West Brooklyn St
Linden, Tennessee

Buffalo River Apartments

149 W School St
Linden, Tennessee

Buffalo Valley Linden

102 Polk St
Linden, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Linden, 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 Linden, 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 Linden, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 59 affordable apartments for rent in Linden, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Linden, Tennessee

Linden features 24 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 Linden, Tennessee

There are 35 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Linden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Linden, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Linden landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Linden.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Linden, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Linden, 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
Linden, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $518 $522 $676 $929 $979
Linden, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $466 to $570 $470 to $574 $608 to $744 $836 to $1,022 $881 to $1,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Linden, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 59
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $20,125 ±$6,777
Median Rent $442 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.38% ± 19.27pp
Total Population 948

Population and Household Demographics

Linden is a city in Perry County, Tennessee with a population of 948. There are 401 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 45.39% of households in Linden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Linden

The median gross income for households in Linden is $20,125 a year, or $1,677 a month. The median rent for the city is $442 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Linden, a household making less than $1,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Linden.

Area Median Income In Linden

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Linden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Perry County.

In Linden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Linden

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 Linden

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Linden 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 Linden 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 Linden 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