Niota, Tennessee Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 24 income based apartments in Niota where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Niota that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Niota, Tennessee

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Niota.

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Affordable Housing Near Niota

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Niota, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Dayton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Niota.

Niota, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Niota, Tennessee

Niota features 24 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 Niota, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Niota.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Niota, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Niota, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2023 Niota, 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
Niota, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $668 $716 $839 $1,123 $1,127
Niota, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $644 to $788 $755 to $923 $1,011 to $1,235 $1,014 to $1,240

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Niota, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.88%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $29,844 ±$10,210
Median Rent $550 ±$109
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.81% ± 33.03pp
Total Population 875

Population and Household Demographics

Niota is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee with a population of 875. There are 322 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 19.88% of households in Niota are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Niota

The median gross income for households in Niota is $29,844 a year, or $2,487 a month. The median rent for the city is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Niota, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Niota.

Area Median Income In Niota

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 Niota, the AMI is calculated from all households within McMinn County.

In Niota, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Niota

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 Niota

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Niota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Niota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Niota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600