Affordable Housing In Smyrna
Rutherford County, Tennessee

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smyrna

Park at Leigh Springs

100 Ashton Cir
Smyrna, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Meadow Wood Apartments

600 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Park at Leigh Springs

100 Ashton Circle
Smyrna, Tennessee

Imperial Garden Apartments

1 Imperial Blvd
Smyrna, Tennessee

Colony Square Apartments

500 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, Tennessee

Sherwood Forest

200 Friar Tuck Cir
Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna Smyrna Ha

702 Stan Cir
Smyrna, Tennessee

Meadowlawn Manor

701 Stan Circle
Smyrna, Tennessee

Country Place Apts

400 Windellwood Cr
Smyrna, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Smyrna, 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 Smyrna, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Murfreesboro 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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Smyrna, Tennessee

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 880 affordable apartments for rent in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna features 446 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 Smyrna, Tennessee

There are 434 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smyrna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smyrna, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smyrna, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,128 and $1,378.

2022 Smyrna, 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
Smyrna, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,079 $1,100 $1,253 $1,587 $1,975
Smyrna, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $971 to $1,187 $990 to $1,210 $1,128 to $1,378 $1,428 to $1,746 $1,778 to $2,173

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smyrna, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 880
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 446
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $53,764 ±$1,935
Median Rent $860 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.97% ± 6.52pp
Total Population 43,580

Population and Household Demographics

Smyrna is a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee with a population of 43,580. There are 15,818 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 36.14% of households in Smyrna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smyrna

The median gross income for households in Smyrna is $53,764 a year, or $4,480 a month. The median rent for the city is $860 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smyrna, a household making less than $2,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Smyrna.

Area Median Income In Smyrna

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 Smyrna, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rutherford County.

In Smyrna, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,700

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 Smyrna

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 Smyrna

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,450 $81,500 $87,550 $93,600 $99,600