Affordable Housing In Monterey
Putnam County, Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monterey

Highland Manor II

614 N Holly ST
Monterey, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Highland Manor Apartments

535 Old Walton Rd
Monterey, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wonderwood II Apartments

1020 N Chestnut St
Monterey, Tennessee

Chestnut Apartments

1010 N Chestnut St
Monterey, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Monterey, 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 Monterey, 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 Monterey, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 106 affordable apartments for rent in Monterey, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Monterey, Tennessee

Monterey features 82 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 Monterey, Tennessee

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monterey.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monterey, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monterey landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Monterey.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monterey, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.

2022 Monterey, 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
Monterey, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $572 $576 $758 $1,035 $1,185
Monterey, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $634 $682 to $834 $932 to $1,139 $1,067 to $1,304

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monterey, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 106
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $24,631 ±$4,637
Median Rent $520 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.95% ± 15.94pp
Total Population 2,863

Population and Household Demographics

Monterey is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee with a population of 2,863. There are 1,063 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 50.42% of households in Monterey are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monterey

The median gross income for households in Monterey is $24,631 a year, or $2,053 a month. The median rent for the city is $520 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monterey, a household making less than $1,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Monterey.

Area Median Income In Monterey

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 Monterey, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.

In Monterey, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Monterey

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 Monterey

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monterey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monterey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monterey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650