Affordable Housing In Smith County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smith County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Smith 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Smith County, Tennessee
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Smith County, Tennessee
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 343 affordable apartments for rent in Smith County, Tennessee.
Income Based Apartments in Smith County, Tennessee
Smith County features 231 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 Smith County, Tennessee
There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smith County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Smith County, Tennessee
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Smith County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Smith County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smith County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $798.
2022 Smith 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|
|Smith County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent||$486||$551||$725||$920||$1,043|
|Smith County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range||$437 to $535||$496 to $606||$653 to $798||$828 to $1,012||$939 to $1,147|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Smith County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||343|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||231|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||23.8%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.35|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Median Household Income||$43,914 ±$3,249|
|Median Rent||$538 ±$29|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.3% ± 6.58pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Smith County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 19,136. There are 7,478 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 23.8% of households in Smith County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Smith County
The median gross income for households in Smith County is $43,914 a year, or $3,660 a month. The median rent for the county is $538 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smith County, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Smith County.
Area Median Income In Smith 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 Smith County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200
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 Smith 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 Smith County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Smith County
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|Carthage||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carthage are the Gallatin Housing Authority, South Carthage Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.|
|Gordonsville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gordonsville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.|
|South Carthage||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Carthage is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.|