Affordable Housing In Smithville
DeKalb County, Tennessee

Smithville city limits extend into  Bedford County and  DeKalb County.

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smithville

Center Hill Village

1222 South College St
Smithville, Tennessee

Prospect Place

828 Oconnor St
Smithville, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Bell Street Apartments

318 Bell Street
Smithville, Tennessee

Fiddlers Manor

712 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Royal Oaks Apartments

670 Miller Rd
Smithville, Tennessee

Jackson Street Homes

620 Highland St
Smithville, Tennessee

Short Mountain Village

310 Christine St
Smithville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Brookview Apartments

740 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee

Short Mountain Village

Short Mountain Rd
Smithville, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Smithville

Housing Authority Programs
Smithville Housing Authority Public Housing
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 Smithville, Tennessee

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 507 affordable apartments for rent in Smithville, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Smithville, Tennessee

Smithville features 247 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 Smithville, Tennessee

There are 260 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smithville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smithville, Tennessee

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

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

2020 Smithville, 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 $493 $649 $919 $969
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $827 to $1,011 $872 to $1,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smithville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 507
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $31,424 ±$8,950
Median Rent $501 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.18% ± 11.11pp
Total Population 4,611

Population and Household Demographics

Smithville is a City in DeKalb County, Tennessee with a population of 4,611. There are 1,741 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 53.53% of households in Smithville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smithville

The median gross income for households in Smithville is $31,424 a year, or $2,619 a month. The median rent for the city is $501 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smithville, a household making less than $1,670 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Smithville.1

Area Median Income In Smithville

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 Smithville, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Smithville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,900

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 Smithville

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 Smithville

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 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450