Affordable Housing In Meigs County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Meigs County

Pinewood Apartments

Rt 4 River Rd
Decatur, Tennessee

Meigs Heights Apartments

166 Meigs Heights Ln
Decatur, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Meigs 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.

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 Meigs County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Dayton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Meigs County, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Meigs County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee

Meigs County 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 Meigs County, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Meigs County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Meigs County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Meigs County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Meigs County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Meigs 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
Meigs County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $547 $579 $676 $960 $979
Meigs County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $521 to $637 $608 to $744 $864 to $1,056 $881 to $1,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Meigs County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $34,424 ±$3,075
Median Rent $590 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.43% ± 8.31pp
Total Population 11,716

Population and Household Demographics

Meigs County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 11,716. There are 4,620 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 20.58% of households in Meigs County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Meigs County

The median gross income for households in Meigs County is $34,424 a year, or $2,869 a month. The median rent for the county is $590 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Meigs County, a household making less than $1,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Meigs County.

Area Median Income In Meigs 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 Meigs County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000

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 Meigs 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 Meigs County

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

Cities In Meigs County

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City Served By
Decatur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Decatur is the Dayton Housing Authority.