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Affordable Housing In Macon County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macon County

Lafayette Landing

155 Lafayette Landing drive
Lafayette, Tennessee
1-3 BR

Shenandoah Apartments

1135 Shenandoah Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Golden Oaks Village

101 Golden Oaks Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee

Woodycrest Apartments

1101 Kimble Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee

Shenandoah Haven

1135 Sneed Blvd
Lafayette, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spring Tree Villas

142 Kinnebrew Dr
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

412 Wells Dr

412 Wells Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee

Woodcrest Apts.

100 Kimbal Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Macon County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Macon County, Tennessee

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 363 affordable apartments for rent in Macon County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Macon County, Tennessee

Macon County features 199 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 Macon County, Tennessee

There are 164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macon County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Macon County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $625 and $763.

2020 Macon 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
Fair Market Rent $544 $560 $694 $886 $1,108
Payment Standard Range $490 to $598 $504 to $616 $625 to $763 $797 to $975 $997 to $1,219

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Macon County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 363
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 199
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $33,509 ±$2,603
Median Rent $539 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.96% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 22,761

Population and Household Demographics

Macon County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 22,761. There are 8,856 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 29.65% of households in Macon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macon County

The median gross income for households in Macon County is $33,509 a year, or $2,792 a month. The median rent for the county is $539 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macon County, a household making less than $1,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Macon County.

Area Median Income In Macon 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 Macon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,600

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 Macon 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 Macon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
50% of Median $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
80% of Median $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900

Cities In Macon County

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City Served By
Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lafayette are the Lafayette Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Red Boiling Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Red Boiling Springs are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.