Affordable Housing In Macon County
Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 199 income based apartments in Macon County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 164 affordable apartments in Macon County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Macon County, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Macon County. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Macon County.

Lafayette Landing

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

Golden Oaks Village

101 Golden Oaks Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
Affordable

Shenandoah Apartments

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

Woodycrest Apartments

1101 Kimble Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Shenandoah Haven

1135 Sneed Blvd
Lafayette, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spring Tree Villas

142 Kinnebrew Dr
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Affordable

412 Wells Dr

412 Wells Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee

Woodcrest Apts.

100 Kimbal Dr
Lafayette, Tennessee
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Affordable Housing In Macon County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Macon County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Lafayette, TN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Lafayette.
Affordable Housing In Red Boiling Springs, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Red Boiling Springs.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Macon County.

Macon County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

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 $743 and $909.

2023 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 $623 $628 $826 $1,036 $1,260
Macon County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $932 to $1,140 $1,134 to $1,386

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 $58,600

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

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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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
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.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
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.
$35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600