Affordable Housing In Shelby County
Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 10,138 income based apartments in Shelby County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 12,781 affordable apartments in Shelby County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Shelby County, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Shelby County. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Shelby County.

Srvs Group Home III

1182 Rutland Rd
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Corning Village Apartments

3595 Steele St
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Rutland Group Home

1178 Rutland Rd
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Venson Center

449 Beale St
Memphis, Tennessee

College Park Family II

990 College Park Dr
Memphis, Tennessee

Bearman - Golden Gardens

4755 Neely Rd
Memphis, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Commonsat Brentwood

640 Aspire Ln
Memphis, Tennessee
Affordable

Pinebrook Pointe Aka ( Creekside Landing )

3541 Mediterranean Dr
Memphis, Tennessee
Affordable

Belair Apartments

2335 Pendleton St
Memphis, Tennessee
Affordable

Renaissance Village Apartments

143 Mill Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Shelby County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Shelby County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Arlington, TN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Arlington.
Affordable Housing In Memphis, TN Affordable Housing programs support 204 apartment communities in Memphis.
Affordable Housing In Millington, TN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Millington.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Shelby 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Shelby County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Shelby County.

Shelby County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Shelby County, Tennessee

Shelby County features 10,138 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 Shelby County, Tennessee

There are 12,781 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shelby County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shelby County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shelby County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shelby County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shelby County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2023 Shelby 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
Shelby County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $800 $902 $1,032 $1,365 $1,584
Shelby County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $720 to $880 $812 to $992 $929 to $1,135 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,426 to $1,742

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shelby County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 210
Total Low Income Apartments 24,043
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,138
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $46,224 ±$707
Median Rent $859 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.24% ± 1.15pp
Total Population 937,750

Population and Household Demographics

Shelby County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 937,750. There are 347,224 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 42.68% of households in Shelby County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shelby County

The median gross income for households in Shelby County is $46,224 a year, or $3,852 a month. The median rent for the county is $859 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shelby County, a household making less than $2,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Shelby County.

Area Median Income In Shelby 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 Shelby County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Shelby 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 Shelby County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,900 $30,750 $34,600 $38,400 $41,500 $44,550 $47,650 $50,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,450 $66,400 $71,300 $76,200 $81,150