Affordable Housing In Oakland
Fayette County, Tennessee

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oakland

Oakland Apartments

55 Eisinger Cv
Oakland, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Oakland

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oakland, Tennessee

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Oakland, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Oakland, Tennessee

Oakland features 16 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 Oakland, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oakland, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oakland, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $796 and $972.

2020 Oakland, 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 $665 $755 $884 $1,203 $1,374
Payment Standard Range $599 to $732 $680 to $831 $796 to $972 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,237 to $1,511

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oakland, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 6.64%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $68,967 ±$12,133
Median Rent $1,300 ±$143
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.48% ± 34.49pp
Total Population 7,106

Population and Household Demographics

Oakland is a City in Fayette County, Tennessee with a population of 7,106. There are 2,817 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 6.64% of households in Oakland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oakland

The median gross income for households in Oakland is $68,967 a year, or $5,747 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,300 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oakland, a household making less than $4,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Oakland.1

Area Median Income In Oakland

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 Oakland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fayette County.

In Oakland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Oakland

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 Oakland HUD Rental Assistance in Oakland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600