Affordable Housing In Mason
Tipton County Tennessee

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mason

Mason Manor Apartments

50 Mason Manor Ln
Mason, TN
Subsidized
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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 48 affordable apartments for rent in Mason. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 48 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Mason, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Mason

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mason, Tennessee

Mason, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.93
Total Population 1,384
Housing Units 380
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $31,696 ±$3,340
Median Rent $689 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.75% ± 21.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Mason is a City in Tipton County, Tennessee with a population of 1,384. There are 380 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 35.26% of households in Mason are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mason

The median gross income for households in Mason is $31,696 a year, or $2,641 a month. The median rent for the city is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mason, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Mason.1

Area Median Income In Mason

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 Mason, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tipton County.

In Mason, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Mason

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 Mason HUD Rental Assistance in Mason

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Mason

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

From 1996 to 1996, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mason 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 Mason

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,720 $31,680 $35,640 $39,540 $42,720 $45,900 $49,080 $52,200

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 Mason is $35,640 a year, or $2,970 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,970 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $891 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% $578 $619 $743 $857 $956 $1,055
60% $693 $743 $891 $1,028 $1,148 $1,266
Fair Market Rents in Mason

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $742 $875 $1,194 $1,372