Affordable Housing In Riceville
McMinn County, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Riceville, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Riceville, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Dayton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Riceville, Tennessee

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

Income Based Apartments in Riceville, Tennessee

Riceville 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 Riceville, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Riceville, Tennessee

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

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Riceville, 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 22.42%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $36,827 ±$21,320
Median Rent $484 ±$186
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 77.78% ± 62.39pp
Total Population 671

Population and Household Demographics

Riceville is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee with a population of 671. There are 281 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 22.42% of households in Riceville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Riceville

The median gross income for households in Riceville is $36,827 a year, or $3,069 a month. The median rent for the city is $484 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Riceville, a household making less than $1,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 77.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Riceville.

Area Median Income In Riceville

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

In Riceville, 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 Riceville

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 Riceville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Riceville 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 Riceville 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 Riceville 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