Affordable Housing In Murfreesboro
Rutherford County, Tennessee

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Murfreesboro

Pointe at Eastdale

2011 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
1-2 BR

The Abbington at Stones River

335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Midtown Estates

104 N Kings Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Rutherford Woodlands Apartments

1310 N Rutherford Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wyndover Apartments

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Green Meadow Apartments

425 Warrior Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kings Crossing

1710 East Northfield Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN
HCV Welcome

Spring Valley Apartments

1400 Manor Dr
Murfreesboro, TN

Westbrook Towers

515 N Walnut St
Murfreesboro, TN

Chaney Ridge

Joe B. Jackson Pkwy. And Rudder
Murfreesboro, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,304 affordable apartments for rent in Murfreesboro. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 830 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Murfreesboro, HUD housing programs support 494 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,474 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Murfreesboro

Housing Authority Programs
Murfreesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 2,304
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 830
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Total Population 117,983
Housing Units 44,518
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $51,094 ±$1,626
Median Rent $876 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.18% ± 3.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Murfreesboro is a City in Rutherford County, Tennessee with a population of 117,983. There are 44,518 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 48.2% of households in Murfreesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Murfreesboro

The median gross income for households in Murfreesboro is $51,094 a year, or $4,258 a month. The median rent for the city is $876 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Murfreesboro, a household making less than $2,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Murfreesboro.1

Area Median Income In Murfreesboro

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 Murfreesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rutherford County.

In Murfreesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Murfreesboro

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 Murfreesboro HUD Rental Assistance in Murfreesboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Murfreesboro

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

From 1987 to 2009, 15 low income apartment communities containing 1,102 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,840 $55,680 $59,520 $63,360

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 Murfreesboro is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,248 $1,392 $1,536
Fair Market Rents in Murfreesboro

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$830 $911 $1,103 $1,455 $1,738