Affordable Housing In Rutherford County
Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 1,096 income based apartments in Rutherford County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,222 affordable apartments in Rutherford County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Rutherford County, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Rutherford County. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Rutherford County.

Pointe at Eastdale

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

Westbrook Towers

515 N Walnut St
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Wyndover Apartments

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Spring Valley Apartments

1400 Manor Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

The Abbington at Stones River

1335 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
$750-1,019
1-3 BR
Affordable

Park at Leigh Springs

100 Ashton Cir
Smyrna, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Rutherford Pointe

1 Rutherford Point Cir
La Vergne, Tennessee
$771-1,219
1-3 BR
Affordable

Meadow Wood Apartments

600 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Green Meadow Apartments

425 Warrior Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Midtown Estates

104 N Kings Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Rutherford County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Rutherford County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In La Vergne, TN Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in La Vergne.
Affordable Housing In Murfreesboro, TN Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Murfreesboro.
Affordable Housing In Smyrna, TN Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Smyrna.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rutherford County, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Murfreesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Rutherford County.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County features 1,096 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 Rutherford County, Tennessee

There are 2,222 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rutherford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rutherford County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rutherford County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rutherford County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rutherford County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,265 and $1,547.

2023 Rutherford County, 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
Rutherford County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,218 $1,245 $1,406 $1,758 $2,173
Rutherford County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $1,096 to $1,340 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,265 to $1,547 $1,582 to $1,934 $1,956 to $2,390

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rutherford County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 3,318
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,096
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $56,219 ±$1,021
Median Rent $890 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 2.64pp
Total Population 282,558

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.

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 $96,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Rutherford County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rutherford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rutherford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rutherford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,450 $81,500 $87,550 $93,600 $99,600