Affordable Housing In Oliver Springs
Anderson County, Tennessee


Waiting List Openings In Oliver Springs

Waiting ListStatus
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oliver Springs

Brittain Village

202 Burney Dr
Oliver Springs, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Oliver Springs

Housing Authority Programs
Oliver Springs Housing Authority Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oliver Springs, Tennessee

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 114 affordable apartments for rent in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. Oliver Springs features 114 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oliver Springs.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oliver Springs, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 114
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 114
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.21%
Average Renter Household Size 3.39
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $37,961 ±$16,422
Median Rent $575 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.98% ± 19.2pp
Total Population 3,767

Population and Household Demographics

Oliver Springs is a City in Anderson County, Tennessee with a population of 3,767. There are 1,349 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 29.21% of households in Oliver Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oliver Springs

The median gross income for households in Oliver Springs is $37,961 a year, or $3,163 a month. The median rent for the city is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oliver Springs, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Oliver Springs.1

Area Median Income In Oliver Springs

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 Oliver Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Anderson County.

In Oliver Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,900

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 Oliver Springs

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 Oliver Springs HUD Rental Assistance in Oliver Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Oliver Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
60% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $41,940 $45,300 $48,660 $52,020 $55,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Oliver Springs is $37,800 a year, or $3,150 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,150 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $945 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $613 $656 $788 $909 $1,014 $1,119
60% $735 $788 $945 $1,091 $1,217 $1,343
Fair Market Rents in Oliver Springs

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$624 $742 $915 $1,198 $1,476