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Affordable Housing In Seymour
Blount County, Tennessee

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seymour

Renaissance Square

135 W Macon Ln
Seymour, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Commons

133 W Macon Ln
Seymour, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Seymour

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seymour, Tennessee

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 69 affordable apartments for rent in Seymour, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Seymour, Tennessee

Seymour features 69 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 Seymour, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seymour, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seymour, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,007.

2020 Seymour, 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 $624 $742 $915 $1,198 $1,476
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $668 to $816 $824 to $1,007 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,328 to $1,624

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Seymour, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 69
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 69
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,772 ±$2,794
Median Rent $842 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.01% ± 14.05pp
Total Population 11,059

Population and Household Demographics

Seymour is a City in Blount County, Tennessee with a population of 11,059. There are 4,506 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.56% of households in Seymour are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seymour

The median gross income for households in Seymour is $53,772 a year, or $4,481 a month. The median rent for the city is $842 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seymour, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Seymour.1

Area Median Income In Seymour

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 Seymour, the AMI is calculated from all households within Blount County.

In Seymour, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,900

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 Seymour

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 Seymour

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800