Affordable Housing In Meigs County
Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Meigs County

Pinewood Apartments

Rt 4 River Rd
Decatur, TN
Subsidized

Meigs Heights Apartments

166 Meigs Heights Ln
Decatur, TN
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Meigs County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Meigs County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Meigs County, Tennessee. Meigs County features 48 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Meigs County.

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.1

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 $43,900

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 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 Meigs County HUD Rental Assistance in Meigs County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Meigs County

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

From 1992 to 1992, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Meigs 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 Meigs County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Meigs County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Meigs 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
$492 $570 $649 $936 $969

Cities In Meigs County

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City Listings Served By
Decatur 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Decatur is the Dayton Housing Authority.