Affordable Housing In Shelbyville
Bedford County, Tennessee

Affordable Housing programs support 562 income based apartments in Shelbyville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 362 affordable apartments in Shelbyville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Shelbyville, Tennessee

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

Tate Apartments

923 Morton St
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Brittany Hills Apartments

200 S Maple St
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Eastside Multifamily

100 Lentz St
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Park Trail Apartments

1601 Green Ln
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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Affordable Housing Near Shelbyville

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Affordable Housing In Alexandria, TN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Alexandria.
Affordable Housing In Lynchburg, TN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lynchburg.
Affordable Housing In Unionville, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Unionville.
Affordable Housing In Wartrace, TN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wartrace.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Shelbyville, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Shelbyville Housing Authority 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 Shelbyville.

Shelbyville, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Shelbyville, Tennessee

Shelbyville features 562 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 Shelbyville, Tennessee

There are 362 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shelbyville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shelbyville, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shelbyville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shelbyville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shelbyville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $816 and $998.

2023 Shelbyville, 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
Shelbyville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $732 $737 $907 $1,104 $1,218
Shelbyville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $659 to $805 $663 to $811 $816 to $998 $994 to $1,214 $1,096 to $1,340

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shelbyville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 924
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 562
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $30,744 ±$3,319
Median Rent $681 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.03% ± 7.15pp
Total Population 20,779

Population and Household Demographics

Shelbyville is a city in Bedford County, Tennessee with a population of 20,779. There are 7,582 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 51.35% of households in Shelbyville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shelbyville

The median gross income for households in Shelbyville is $30,744 a year, or $2,562 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shelbyville, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Shelbyville.

Area Median Income In Shelbyville

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 Shelbyville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bedford County.

In Shelbyville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,300

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 Shelbyville

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 Shelbyville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shelbyville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shelbyville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shelbyville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600