Smithville, Tennessee Affordable Housing

Smithville city limits extend into  and  Bedford County.

Affordable Housing programs support 247 income based apartments in Smithville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 260 affordable apartments in Smithville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Smithville, Tennessee

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

Center Hill Village

1222 South College St
Smithville, Tennessee

Prospect Place

828 Oconnor St
Smithville, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Royal Oaks Apartments

670 Miller Rd
Smithville, Tennessee

Bell Street Apartments

318 Bell Street
Smithville, Tennessee
Rent Assisted

Fiddlers Manor

712 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jackson Street Homes

620 Highland St
Smithville, Tennessee

Short Mountain Village

310 Christine St
Smithville, Tennessee

Brookview Apartments

740 Walker Dr
Smithville, Tennessee

Short Mountain Village

Short Mountain Rd
Smithville, Tennessee
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Smithville, 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
Smithville 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 Smithville.

Smithville, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

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 $674 and $824.

2023 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
Smithville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $565 $569 $749 $968 $1,078
Smithville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $509 to $622 $512 to $626 $674 to $824 $871 to $1,065 $970 to $1,186

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.

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 $63,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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