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Affordable Housing In Obion County
Tennessee

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Obion County

Union City Apartments

2810 Lynn St
Union City, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Eaglewood Estates Apartments

305 Connell Dr
South Fulton, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

East Towne Apartments

1340 Hillsboro St
Union City, Tennessee
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Ware Park

Cheatham St. and Melrose St
Union City, Tennessee
$365-575
1-3 BR

Parkview Manor Apartments

714 Sunswept Drive
Union City, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

East Gate Village Apartments

515 Nash Street
Union City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Reelfoot Apartments

1331 Hillsboro St
Union City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Southside Manor Apartments

722 Broadway St
South Fulton, Tennessee
Subsidized

Evergreen Apartments

731 S Sunswept Dr
Union City, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Union City Group Home

2333 Norwood Dr
Union City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Obion County

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 Obion County, Tennessee

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 953 affordable apartments for rent in Obion County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Obion County, Tennessee

Obion County features 869 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 Obion County, Tennessee

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Obion County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Obion County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Obion County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Obion County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Obion County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Obion County, 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 $466 $534 $649 $858 $1,028
Payment Standard Range $419 to $513 $481 to $587 $584 to $714 $772 to $944 $925 to $1,131

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Obion County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 953
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 869
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $40,281 ±$1,803
Median Rent $575 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.71% ± 5.66pp
Total Population 31,129

Population and Household Demographics

Obion County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 31,129. There are 12,665 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 31.76% of households in Obion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Obion County

The median gross income for households in Obion County is $40,281 a year, or $3,357 a month. The median rent for the county is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Obion County, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Obion County.

Area Median Income In Obion County

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.

In Obion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Obion County

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 Obion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
50% of Median $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
80% of Median $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900

Cities In Obion County

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City Served By
Hornbeak The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hornbeak are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Obion The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Obion are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Rives The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rives are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Samburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Samburg are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
South Fulton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Fulton are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Troy are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Union City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Union City are the Union City Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.
Woodland Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodland Mills are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office.