Affordable Housing In Rutledge
Grainger County, Tennessee

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rutledge

Volunteer Residences

2 Cedar Ave
Rutledge, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cambridge Apartments

RR 2 Box 433
Rutledge, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mill Creek Apartments

123 Mill Creek Apts
Rutledge, Tennessee

Clinchview Apartments

Cherry St
Rutledge, Tennessee

Autumn Village

Rt 2 Cedar Ln
Rutledge, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Clinch View Apts

150 Clinch View Apts
Rutledge, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rutledge, 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 Rutledge, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rutledge, Tennessee

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 238 affordable apartments for rent in Rutledge, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Rutledge, Tennessee

Rutledge features 202 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 Rutledge, Tennessee

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rutledge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rutledge, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rutledge landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rutledge.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rutledge, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $629 and $769.

2022 Rutledge, 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
Rutledge, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $549 $553 $699 $944 $948
Rutledge, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $494 to $604 $498 to $608 $629 to $769 $850 to $1,038 $853 to $1,043

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rutledge, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 238
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $21,500 ±$4,758
Median Rent $340 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.49% ± 20.29pp
Total Population 1,286

Population and Household Demographics

Rutledge is a city in Grainger County, Tennessee with a population of 1,286. There are 512 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 38.67% of households in Rutledge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rutledge

The median gross income for households in Rutledge is $21,500 a year, or $1,792 a month. The median rent for the city is $340 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rutledge, a household making less than $1,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Rutledge.

Area Median Income In Rutledge

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 Rutledge, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grainger County.

In Rutledge, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,800

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 Rutledge

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 Rutledge

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rutledge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rutledge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rutledge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550