Affordable Housing In McMinn County
Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 1,185 income based apartments in McMinn County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 386 affordable apartments in McMinn County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in McMinn County, Tennessee

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in McMinn County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near McMinn County.

McMinn Villa Apartments

212 Westside Drive
Athens, Tennessee
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Cherokee Village Apartments

26 Phillips St
Englewood, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Ridgetop Apartments

2009 Layman Rd
Athens, Tennessee
$665-775
2-4 BR
Affordable

Gardens of Wood Village

520 Old Highway 68
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Athens Mews

1728 Garden Dr
Athens, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Cross Creek Apartments

1205 New Highway 68
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Lee Manor

1800 Lee Dr
Athens, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Rose Hill Apartments

721 Hamby St
Athens, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Athens Gardens Apartments

1720 Garden Dr
Athens, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

West Hills Apartments

900 W Hills Dr
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In McMinn County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near McMinn County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Athens, TN Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Athens.
Affordable Housing In Englewood, TN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Englewood.
Affordable Housing In Etowah, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Etowah.
Affordable Housing In Niota, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Niota.
Affordable Housing In Sweetwater, TN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Sweetwater.

Public Housing Agencies Serving McMinn 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
Dayton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near McMinn County.

McMinn County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in McMinn County, Tennessee

McMinn County features 1,185 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 McMinn County, Tennessee

There are 386 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in McMinn County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in McMinn County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay McMinn County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in McMinn County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in McMinn County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2023 McMinn 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
McMinn County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $668 $716 $839 $1,123 $1,127
McMinn County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $644 to $788 $755 to $923 $1,011 to $1,235 $1,014 to $1,240

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

McMinn County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,571
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,185
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $38,535 ±$2,764
Median Rent $588 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.67% ± 5.5pp
Total Population 52,506

Population and Household Demographics

McMinn County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 52,506. There are 19,978 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 26.2% of households in McMinn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in McMinn County

The median gross income for households in McMinn County is $38,535 a year, or $3,211 a month. The median rent for the county is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McMinn County, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.67% of households who rent are overburdened in McMinn County.

Area Median Income In McMinn 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 McMinn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 McMinn 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 McMinn County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the McMinn 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 McMinn 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 McMinn 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