Affordable Housing In Lookout Mountain
Hamilton County, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lookout Mountain, 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 Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Chattanooga Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain features 0 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 Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lookout Mountain.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $795 and $971.

2022 Lookout Mountain, 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
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $721 $742 $883 $1,148 $1,380
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $649 to $793 $668 to $816 $795 to $971 $1,033 to $1,263 $1,242 to $1,518

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lookout Mountain, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 10.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $121,319 ±$4,891
Median Rent $1,125 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.1% ± 26.66pp
Total Population 1,871

Population and Household Demographics

Lookout Mountain is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee with a population of 1,871. There are 744 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 10.89% of households in Lookout Mountain are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lookout Mountain

The median gross income for households in Lookout Mountain is $121,319 a year, or $10,110 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,125 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lookout Mountain, a household making less than $3,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Lookout Mountain.

Area Median Income In Lookout Mountain

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 Lookout Mountain, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hamilton County.

In Lookout Mountain, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,200

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 Lookout Mountain

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 Lookout Mountain

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,800 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lookout Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,150 $48,150 $54,150 $60,150 $65,000 $69,800 $74,600 $79,400