Affordable Housing In Rutherford County
Tennessee

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rutherford County

Rutherford Woodlands Apartments

1310 N Rutherford Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cedar Ridge Apartments

100 Madison Drive
La Vergne, Tennessee
Call For Rent
3 BR

Chariot Pointe Apartments

1710 E Northfield Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

AHEPA 343 Senior Apartments

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

Chaney Ridge

250 Joe B. Jackson Pwky
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Park at Leigh Springs

100 Ashton Circle
Smyrna, Tennessee

Imperial Garden Apartments

1 Imperial Blvd
Smyrna, Tennessee
Subsidized

Colony Square Apartments

500 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, Tennessee
Subsidized

Tivoli Place

325 Warrior Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Northfield Ridge Apartments

2032 Empress Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Rutherford County, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rutherford County, Tennessee

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,318 affordable apartments for rent in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

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 33
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

Cities In Rutherford County

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City Served By
Eagleville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagleville are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
La Vergne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Vergne are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Murfreesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Murfreesboro are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Smyrna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smyrna are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Walterhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walterhill are the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.