Affordable Housing In Sewanee
Franklin County, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Sewanee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sewanee, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Sewanee, Tennessee

Sewanee features 0 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 Sewanee, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sewanee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sewanee, Tennessee

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

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

2020 Sewanee, 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 $498 $649 $936 $1,081
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $448 to $548 $584 to $714 $842 to $1,030 $973 to $1,189

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sewanee, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.15%
Average Renter Household Size 1.77
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $73,750 ±$27,605
Median Rent $858 ±$196
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.26% ± 33.55pp
Total Population 2,642

Population and Household Demographics

Sewanee is a City in Franklin County, Tennessee with a population of 2,642. There are 526 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 47.15% of households in Sewanee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sewanee

The median gross income for households in Sewanee is $73,750 a year, or $6,146 a month. The median rent for the city is $858 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sewanee, a household making less than $2,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Sewanee.1

Area Median Income In Sewanee

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 Sewanee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Sewanee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,100

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 Sewanee

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 Sewanee

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 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% of Median $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% of Median $30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250