Affordable Housing In Macon County
Tennessee

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macon County

Lafayette Landing

155 Lafayette Landing drive
Lafayette, Tennessee
$435-732
1-3 BR

Shenandoah Apartments

1135 Shenandoah Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Golden Oaks Village

101 Golden Oaks Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee

Woodycrest Apartments

1101 Kimble Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
Subsidized

Shenandoah Haven

1135 Sneed Blvd
Lafayette, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
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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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Macon County, 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 Macon County, 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 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 $662 and $810.

2022 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
Macon County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $556 $559 $736 $940 $1,153
Macon County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $500 to $612 $503 to $615 $662 to $810 $846 to $1,034 $1,038 to $1,268

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $45,400

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macon County 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 Macon County 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 Macon County 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

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 and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Red Boiling Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Red Boiling Springs is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.