Affordable Housing In Mason
Tipton County, Tennessee

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mason

Mason Manor Apartments

50 Mason Manor Ln
Mason, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mason, 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 Mason, 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 Mason, Tennessee

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Mason, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Mason, Tennessee

Mason features 48 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 Mason, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mason.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mason, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mason landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mason.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mason, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.

2022 Mason, 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
Mason, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $694 $792 $912 $1,219 $1,404
Mason, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $713 to $871 $821 to $1,003 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,264 to $1,544

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mason, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $68,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mason

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mason AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mason AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mason AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550