Ascension Towers

3910 Stuart Rd
Memphis, Tennessee

611 N Leath

611 Leath St
Memphis, Tennessee

687 Saxon

687 Saxon Ave
Memphis, Tennessee

338 - 340 Manassas

338 N Manassas St
Memphis, Tennessee

801 - 979 Saxon Ave

801 Saxon Ave
Memphis, Tennessee

East Holmes

1283 E Holmes Rd
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Macon Homes

500 N Claybrook St
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Bentree Apartments

2020 Winchester Rd
Memphis, Tennessee

Buckingham Farm

4665 Skye Dr
Memphis, Tennessee

Pontotoc Place

17 W Pontotoc Ave
Memphis, Tennessee

There are 12,496 low-income apartments in Memphis that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Memphis, Tennessee can range from $662 to $1,490 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 9,408 low-income homes in Memphis where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $299 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 22nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Memphis, 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
Memphis Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Shelby County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Memphis.

Memphis, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis features 9,408 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 Memphis, Tennessee

There are 12,496 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Memphis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Memphis, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Memphis landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Memphis.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Memphis, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2023 Memphis, 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
Memphis, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $800 $902 $1,032 $1,365 $1,584
Memphis, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $720 to $880 $812 to $992 $929 to $1,135 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,426 to $1,742

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Memphis, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 202
Total Low Income Apartments 23,102
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9,408
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $36,445 ±$613
Median Rent $828 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.31% ± 1.27pp
Total Population 657,167

Population and Household Demographics

Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee with a population of 657,167. There are 249,775 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 50.79% of households in Memphis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Memphis

The median gross income for households in Memphis is $36,445 a year, or $3,037 a month. The median rent for the city is $828 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Memphis, a household making less than $2,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Memphis.

Area Median Income In Memphis

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 Memphis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shelby County.

In Memphis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,000

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 Memphis

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 Memphis

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,050 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,500 $43,750 $47,000 $50,250 $53,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550