Affordable Housing In Nashville
Davidson County, Tennessee

183 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nashville

Villas at Metro

469 Ponder Pl
Nashville, TN
$825-925
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Riverwood Tower Apartments

621 North Dupont Avenue
Nashville, TN
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Biltmore Place Apartments

830 Glastonbury Road
Nashville, TN
$764-1,048
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Knollcrest Apartments

3301 Creekwood Dr
Nashville, TN
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Ryman Lofts Apartments

33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN
$618-905
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Paddock at Grandview

230 W. Trinity Lane
Nashville, TN
$764-1,048
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bellwood Park Aparments

100 Pennington Ave
Nashville, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Summerwind Apartments

344 Bell Rd
Nashville, TN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Richland Hills Apartments

5800 Maudina Ave
Nashville, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Granstaff Apartments

2333 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Nashville

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Other Housing Authorities located in Nashville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nashville, Tennessee

There are 183 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,353 affordable apartments for rent in Nashville, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville features 9,790 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 Nashville, Tennessee

There are 4,563 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nashville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nashville, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nashville landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Nashville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nashville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,022 and $1,250.

2020 Nashville, 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
Fair Market Rent $898 $957 $1,136 $1,484 $1,822
Payment Standard Range $808 to $988 $861 to $1,053 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,336 to $1,632 $1,640 to $2,004

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nashville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 183
Total Low Income Apartments 14,353
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9,790
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $47,621 ±$823
Median Rent $872 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.42% ± 1.29pp
Total Population 634,512

Population and Household Demographics

Nashville is a City in Davidson County, Tennessee with a population of 634,512. There are 254,729 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 46.28% of households in Nashville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nashville

The median gross income for households in Nashville is $47,621 a year, or $3,968 a month. The median rent for the city is $872 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nashville, a household making less than $2,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Nashville.1

Area Median Income In Nashville

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 Nashville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Davidson County.

In Nashville, 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 Nashville

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 Nashville HUD Rental Assistance in Nashville

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