Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Rutherford County, TN

Discover affordable housing in Rutherford County where there are 38+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Cason Ridge Apartments

1647 Cason Ln., Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

Chaney Ridge

250 Joe B. Jackson Pwky, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37127

Brookwood Terrace Apartments

2743 S Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Northfield Ridge Apartments

2032 Empress Dr, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Sherwood Forest

200 Friar Tuck Cir, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

Parkside Apartments

520 E. Castle St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Murfreesboro Housing

604 S Hancock St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Tivoli Place

325 Warrior Dr, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

Holly Park Apartments

2426 E Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37127

Country Place Apts

400 Windellwood Cr, Smyrna, Tennessee

Meadowlawn Manor

701 Stan Circle, Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna Smyrna Ha

702 Stan Cir, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

Cedar Ridge Townhomes

101 Madison Dr, La Vergne, Tennessee 37086

911 Green Valley

911 Green Valley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Kingsridge Village Apartments

151 Kingsridge Dr, La Vergne, Tennessee 37086

1410 - 1412 Sherrill

1410 Sherrill Blvd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Clearview Apartments

602 Old Salem Rd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

107 Houston Drive

1107 Houston Dr, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Rutherford County, Tennessee
$23.41 (+323%) more than Tennessee minimum wage and $23.41 (+323%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Rutherford County, Tennessee.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, Homeownership programs for Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Rutherford County.

How many renters live in Rutherford County, Tennessee?

The County of Rutherford County has 360,619 people living in 132,945 households.

There are 125,726 renters living in 46,758 renter households in this County. Renters make up 34.86 percent of the population living in Rutherford County.

What is the rental market like in Rutherford County, Tennessee?

There are an estimated 139,340 housing units in the Rutherford County area. Of these, 49,813 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Rutherford County, Tennessee, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Rutherford County?

The rental vacancy rate in Rutherford County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Rutherford County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Rutherford County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,749 7,241 19,137 15,415 2,732
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Rutherford County

A large number of apartments in Rutherford County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Rutherford County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Rutherford County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,404 to $2,482. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,404
One BR $1,442
Two BR $1,619
Three BR $2,035
Four BR $2,482
2024 Fair Market Rents in Rutherford County, Tennessee

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Rutherford County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,424 81 percent
One BR 5,658 78 percent
Two BR 15,212 79 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Rutherford County, Tennessee

How many affordable rental units are in Rutherford County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Rutherford County, Tennessee including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,454
Public Housing 46
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,022
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 49
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 114
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County features 1,053 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 2,422 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 $1,457 and $1,781.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.