Affordable Housing In Petersburg
Lincoln County, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Petersburg

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Petersburg, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Petersburg, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Petersburg, Tennessee

Petersburg features 0 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 Petersburg, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Petersburg, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Petersburg, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $590 and $721.

2020 Petersburg, 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 $497 $516 $655 $900 $911
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $464 to $568 $590 to $721 $810 to $990 $820 to $1,002

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Petersburg, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $38,077 ±$10,647
Median Rent $555 ±$208
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 11.43% ± 18.91pp
Total Population 698

Population and Household Demographics

Petersburg is a City in Lincoln County, Tennessee with a population of 698. There are 246 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 28.46% of households in Petersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Petersburg

The median gross income for households in Petersburg is $38,077 a year, or $3,173 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Petersburg, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 11.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Petersburg.1

Area Median Income In Petersburg

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 Petersburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Petersburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200

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 Petersburg

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 Petersburg HUD Rental Assistance in Petersburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450