Affordable Housing In Marion County
Tennessee

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Kensington Forest Townhomes

455 Tammy Dr
Powell, TN
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2 BR
HCV Welcome

Kensington Forrest Apartments

455 Tammy Dr
Powell, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

South Pittsburg Elderly Housing

330 S Cedar Ave
South Pittsburg, TN
Subsidized

Mountainside Manor

116 N Magnolia Ave
South Pittsburg, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mountain Park Villas

7620 Old Clinton Pike
Powell, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Bluffs

400 Cumberland Avenue
Jasper, TN
Subsidized

Candleridge Plaza

3405 Harrow Gate Ln
Powell, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Greenview Village

104 Dunn Ln
Powell, TN
HCV Welcome

Hickory Ridge Apartments

585 Hickory Hills Blvd
Rutherford, TN
HCV Welcome

Kensington Addition Apartments II

427 Tammy Dr
Powell, TN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Marion County

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Marion County

Housing Authority Programs
South Pittsburg Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 862 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County, Tennessee. Marion County features 585 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 277 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion County.

Marion County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 862
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 585
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $41,348 ±$2,574
Median Rent $632 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.66% ± 6.74pp
Total Population 28,306

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 28,306. There are 11,525 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 27.41% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $41,348 a year, or $3,446 a month. The median rent for the county is $632 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $2,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.1

Area Median Income In Marion 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 Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100

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 Marion 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 Marion County HUD Rental Assistance in Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,750 $27,150 $30,550 $33,900 $36,650 $39,350 $42,050 $44,750
80% of Median $38,000 $43,400 $48,850 $54,250 $58,600 $62,950 $67,300 $71,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Marion County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 200 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marion County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,750 $27,150 $30,550 $33,900 $36,650 $39,350 $42,050 $44,750
60% of Median $28,500 $32,580 $36,660 $40,680 $43,980 $47,220 $50,460 $53,700

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 Marion County is $36,660 a year, or $3,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $917 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% $594 $636 $764 $882 $984 $1,085
60% $713 $764 $917 $1,058 $1,181 $1,302
Fair Market Rents in Marion County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$599 $686 $832 $1,081 $1,305

Cities In Marion County

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City Listings Served By
South Pittsburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Pittsburg are the South Pittsburg Housing Authority and Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Powell 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powell is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Jasper 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jasper is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Kimball 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kimball is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
New Hope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hope is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Orme 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orme is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Powells Crossroads 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powells Crossroads is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
Whitwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitwell is the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency.