Affordable Housing In Scott County
Tennessee

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County

Huntsville Helenwood Oneida

200 Sunset Dr
Oneida, Tennessee

Oak Park Apartments

310 Oak Park Dr
Oneida, Tennessee

Oak Park Addition

310 Oak Park Dr
Oneida, Tennessee

South Fork Apts

200 South Fork Dr
Helenwood, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Scott 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 Scott County, 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 Scott County, Tennessee

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 655 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Scott County, Tennessee

Scott County features 552 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 Scott County, Tennessee

There are 103 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scott County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Scott County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Scott County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scott County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Scott 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
Scott County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $532 $535 $676 $913 $917
Scott County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $482 to $589 $608 to $744 $822 to $1,004 $825 to $1,009

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Scott County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 655
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 552
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $30,246 ±$3,012
Median Rent $537 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.37% ± 10.19pp
Total Population 22,043

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.

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 $46,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Scott County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Scott County 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 Scott County 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 Scott County 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

Cities In Scott County

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City Served By
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Helenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helenwood is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Huntsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntsville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Oneida The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oneida is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Robbins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbins is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Winfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winfield is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.