Low Income Apartments In Linden
Perry County, Tennessee

Low Income Apartments In Linden

Oliver's Crossing

107 Beech Street
Linden, TN
$789-911
2-3 BR
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Cedaridge Apartments

171 West Brooklyn St
Linden, TN

Buffalo River Apartments

149 W School St
Linden, TN
Subsidized

Buffalo Valley Linden

102 Polk St
Linden, TN
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 59 affordable apartments for rent in Linden, Tennessee. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 24 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 24 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Linden. There are 35 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Linden

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Linden, Tennessee

Linden, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 59
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Total Population 948
Housing Units 401
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $20,125 ±$6,777
Median Rent $442 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.38% ± 19.27pp

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.1

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 $42,300

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 Linden HUD Rental Assistance in Linden

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

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 Linden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Linden 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 Linden

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
$465 $468 $619 $804 $919