Low Income Apartments In Rutherford County
Tennessee


Waiting List Openings In Rutherford County

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

Low Income Apartments In Rutherford County

Pointe at Eastdale

2011 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
$543-648
1-2 BR
62+

Midtown Estates

104 N Kings Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Meadow Wood Apartments

600 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wyndover Apartments

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Ridge Apartments

100 Madison Drive
La Vergne, TN

AHEPA 343 Senior Apartments

121 Mason Cir
La Vergne, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Spring Valley Apartments

1400 Manor Dr
Murfreesboro, TN
Subsidized

Westbrook Towers

515 N Walnut St
Murfreesboro, TN
Subsidized

Imperial Garden Apartments

1 Imperial Blvd
Smyrna, TN
Subsidized

Colony Square Apartments

500 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, TN
Subsidized

There are 27 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,774 affordable apartments for rent in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,260 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 874 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Rutherford County. There are 1,514 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Rutherford County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Murfreesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,774
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,260
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Total Population 282,558
Housing Units 100,661
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $56,219 ±$1,021
Median Rent $890 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 2.64pp

Population and Household Demographics

Rutherford County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 282,558. There are 100,661 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 33.75% of households in Rutherford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rutherford County

The median gross income for households in Rutherford County is $56,219 a year, or $4,685 a month. The median rent for the county is $890 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rutherford County, a household making less than $2,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Rutherford County.1

Area Median Income In Rutherford 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 Rutherford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,900

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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford County HUD Rental Assistance in Rutherford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,450 $40,450 $43,450 $46,450 $49,450
80% of Median $41,950 $47,950 $53,950 $59,900 $64,700 $69,500 $74,300 $79,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rutherford County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 21 low income apartment communities containing 1,620 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rutherford County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Rutherford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $31,500 $36,000 $40,500 $44,940 $48,540 $52,140 $55,740 $59,340

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 Rutherford County is $40,500 a year, or $3,375 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,375 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,013 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% $656 $703 $844 $974 $1,086 $1,199
60% $788 $844 $1,013 $1,169 $1,304 $1,439
Fair Market Rents in Rutherford County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$830 $911 $1,103 $1,455 $1,738

Cities In Rutherford County

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City Listings Served By
Murfreesboro 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Murfreesboro are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Smyrna 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smyrna are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
La Vergne 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Vergne are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Eagleville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagleville are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Walterhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walterhill are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.