Affordable Housing In Rockwood
Roane County, Tennessee

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockwood

Rockwood Village

601 South Chamberlain Ave
Rockwood, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR

Courtney Square Apartments

250 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Hope Haven I

313 Michael Dunn Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Hope Haven II

763 Clymersville Rd
Rockwood, Tennessee

Crossville Ha Rockwood 11

101 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Deer Run Apartments

5334 Roane State Hwy
Rockwood, Tennessee

Russell Park Apartments II

134 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Shadow Lodge, Inc

111 Shadow Lodge Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Meadows

303 Meadows Pl
Rockwood, Tennessee

Evans Hts W - Martin Manor

101 Evans Hts
Rockwood, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rockwood, 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 Rockwood, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Rockwood Housing Authority Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockwood, Tennessee

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 485 affordable apartments for rent in Rockwood, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Rockwood, Tennessee

Rockwood features 377 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 Rockwood, Tennessee

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockwood, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockwood landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rockwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockwood, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $736 and $900.

2022 Rockwood, 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
Rockwood, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $543 $666 $818 $1,066 $1,228
Rockwood, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $599 to $733 $736 to $900 $959 to $1,173 $1,105 to $1,351

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockwood, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 485
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 377
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $27,539 ±$5,141
Median Rent $607 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.31% ± 12.91pp
Total Population 5,466

Population and Household Demographics

Rockwood is a city in Roane County, Tennessee with a population of 5,466. There are 2,500 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 51.92% of households in Rockwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockwood

The median gross income for households in Rockwood is $27,539 a year, or $2,295 a month. The median rent for the city is $607 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockwood, a household making less than $2,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockwood.

Area Median Income In Rockwood

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 Rockwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Roane County.

In Rockwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Rockwood

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 Rockwood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,950 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100