Affordable Housing In Somerville
Fayette County, Tennessee

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somerville

Turnrow

Jernigan Drive near Hwy. 64
Somerville, TN
$505-605
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Maplewood Village

400 Meadow Ln
Somerville, TN
Subsidized

Country Oaks Apartments II

423 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, TN
HCV Welcome

Country Oaks I

421 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, TN

Bluegrass Village Apartments

430 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, TN
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Westview Manor Apartments

701 Westview Cove
Somerville, TN
Subsidized

Oakwood Manor

49 Oakwood Manor Cv
Somerville, TN
Subsidized

Lake Street Apartments

307 Lake Dr
Somerville, TN
Subsidized

Fccp Danny Lane

1035 S Somerville St
Somerville, TN
HCV Welcome

Foxtail Grove Apartments

510 N Main Hwy 76
Somerville, TN
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 375 affordable apartments for rent in Somerville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 225 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Somerville, HUD housing programs support 162 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 150 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Somerville

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Somerville, Tennessee

Somerville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 375
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Total Population 3,115
Housing Units 1,318
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $29,667 ±$7,595
Median Rent $390 ±$122
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.76% ± 14.21pp

Population and Household Demographics

Somerville is a City in Fayette County, Tennessee with a population of 3,115. There are 1,318 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 57.59% of households in Somerville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Somerville

The median gross income for households in Somerville is $29,667 a year, or $2,472 a month. The median rent for the city is $390 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Somerville, a household making less than $1,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Somerville.1

Area Median Income In Somerville

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 Somerville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fayette County.

In Somerville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Somerville

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 Somerville HUD Rental Assistance in Somerville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Somerville

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2002, 3 low income apartment communities containing 83 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Somerville by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Somerville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
60% of Median $27,720 $31,680 $35,640 $39,540 $42,720 $45,900 $49,080 $52,200

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Somerville is $35,640 a year, or $2,970 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,970 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $891 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $578 $619 $743 $857 $956 $1,055
60% $693 $743 $891 $1,028 $1,148 $1,266
Fair Market Rents in Somerville

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $742 $875 $1,194 $1,372