Affordable Housing In Murfreesboro
Rutherford County, Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 600 income based apartments in Murfreesboro where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,408 affordable apartments in Murfreesboro that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Murfreesboro. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Murfreesboro.

Pointe at Eastdale

2011 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
$543-648
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Westbrook Towers

515 N Walnut St
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Wyndover Apartments

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Spring Valley Apartments

1400 Manor Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

The Abbington at Stones River

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
$750-1,019
1-3 BR
Affordable

Green Meadow Apartments

425 Warrior Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Midtown Estates

104 N Kings Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Rutherford Woodlands Apartments

1310 N Rutherford Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Chariot Pointe Apartments

1710 E Northfield Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Chaney Ridge

250 Joe B. Jackson Pwky
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Murfreesboro

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Murfreesboro, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Murfreesboro features 600 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 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

There are 1,408 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Murfreesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,265 and $1,547.

2023 Murfreesboro, 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
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,218 $1,245 $1,406 $1,758 $2,173
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $1,096 to $1,340 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,265 to $1,547 $1,582 to $1,934 $1,956 to $2,390

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Murfreesboro, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 2,008
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 600
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $51,094 ±$1,626
Median Rent $876 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.18% ± 3.52pp
Total Population 117,983

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.

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 $96,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Murfreesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Murfreesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Murfreesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Murfreesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,450 $81,500 $87,550 $93,600 $99,600