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Affordable Housing In Selmer
McNairy County, Tennessee

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Selmer

Eaglewood III Apartments

195 Bethesda Rd
Selmer, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Selmer Townhouses

408 Florence Ave.
Selmer, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Rosewood Place Apartments

200 Redbud St
Selmer, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Selmer

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Selmer, Tennessee

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 146 affordable apartments for rent in Selmer, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Selmer, Tennessee

Selmer features 82 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 Selmer, Tennessee

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Selmer.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Selmer, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Selmer, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Selmer, 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
Fair Market Rent $492 $513 $649 $856 $1,139
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $462 to $564 $584 to $714 $770 to $942 $1,025 to $1,253

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Selmer, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $29,167 ±$7,215
Median Rent $566 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.48% ± 15.64pp
Total Population 4,491

Population and Household Demographics

Selmer is a City in McNairy County, Tennessee with a population of 4,491. There are 1,708 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 37.12% of households in Selmer are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Selmer

The median gross income for households in Selmer is $29,167 a year, or $2,431 a month. The median rent for the city is $566 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Selmer, a household making less than $1,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Selmer.1

Area Median Income In Selmer

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 Selmer, the AMI is calculated from all households within McNairy County.

In Selmer, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,800

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 Selmer

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 Selmer

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