Affordable Housing In Scott County
Tennessee

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County

Highlander Pointe Apartments

216 Lander Drive
Huntsville, TN
Subsidized

Hope Group Homes

161 Water Plant Rd
Huntsville, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Westminster Place

112 N Main St
Oneida, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Village Green Apartments

1367 Baker Hwy
Huntsville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Heritage Hills Apartments

101 Heritage Hills Cir
Huntsville, TN
Subsidized

Blue Ridge Ltd

170 Lloyd St
Oneida, TN
Subsidized

Scott - Morgan Cdc West Robbins

150 W Robbins Rd
Robbins, TN
HCV Welcome

Hope Water Plant Rd

225 Water Plant Rd
Huntsville, TN
HCV Welcome

Cooperstown Apartments

Ely Rd
Oneida, TN
HCV Welcome

Vol Housing Mgmt Winfield Ridge

Old Us Highway 27
Winfield, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 505 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 432 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Scott County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 73 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Scott County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott County, Tennessee

Scott County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 505
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 432
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 22,043
Housing Units 8,309
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $30,246 ±$3,012
Median Rent $537 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.37% ± 10.19pp

Population and Household Demographics

Scott County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 22,043. There are 8,309 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 27.02% of households in Scott County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scott County

The median gross income for households in Scott County is $30,246 a year, or $2,521 a month. The median rent for the county is $537 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scott County, a household making less than $1,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Scott County.1

Area Median Income In Scott 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 Scott County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,200

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 Scott 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 Scott County HUD Rental Assistance in Scott County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Scott County

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

From 1990 to 2003, 3 low income apartment communities containing 94 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Scott 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 Scott County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Scott County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Scott 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
$457 $468 $619 $855 $921

Cities In Scott County

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City Listings Served By
Helenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helenwood are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Oneida 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oneida are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Huntsville 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huntsville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Elgin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elgin are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Robbins 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Robbins are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Winfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winfield are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.