Affordable Housing In Morgan County
Tennessee

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morgan County

Clinch River Apartments, Inc

940 Main St
Wartburg, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sunnyside Estates

519 S Kingston St
Wartburg, Tennessee
Subsidized

Harriman Gardens

925 Sewanee St
Harriman, Tennessee

Harriman Ha

120 Brown Ave
Harriman, Tennessee

Scott - Morgan Cdc 2

541 Pea Ridge Rd
Sunbright, Tennessee

Brookwood Terrace

107 Brookwood St
Wartburg, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkview Apartments

1426 Knoxville Hwy
Wartburg, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Morgan 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 Morgan County, 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 Morgan County, Tennessee

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 681 affordable apartments for rent in Morgan County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Morgan County, Tennessee

Morgan County features 507 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 Morgan County, Tennessee

There are 174 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morgan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morgan County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morgan County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Morgan County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morgan County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $641 and $783.

2022 Morgan 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
Morgan County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $521 $541 $712 $1,011 $1,126
Morgan County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $487 to $595 $641 to $783 $910 to $1,112 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Morgan County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 681
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 507
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $39,049 ±$3,618
Median Rent $640 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.81% ± 7.69pp
Total Population 21,794

Population and Household Demographics

Morgan County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 21,794. There are 7,370 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 19.06% of households in Morgan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morgan County

The median gross income for households in Morgan County is $39,049 a year, or $3,254 a month. The median rent for the county is $640 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morgan County, a household making less than $2,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Morgan County.

Area Median Income In Morgan 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 Morgan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Morgan 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 Morgan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Morgan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Morgan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Morgan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Morgan County

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City Served By
Coalfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coalfield is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Enterprise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enterprise is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Harriman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harriman are the Harriman Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Jackson Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson Lake is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Log Lane Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Log Lane Village is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Morgan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Morgan Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan Heights is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Mountain Green The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Green is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Oakdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Petros The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petros is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Saddle Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saddle Ridge is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Snyder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snyder is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Sunbright The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunbright is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Trail Side The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trail Side is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Wartburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wartburg is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Weldona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weldona is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.