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Affordable Housing In Somerville
Fayette County, Tennessee

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somerville


Jernigan Drive near Hwy. 64
Somerville, Tennessee
2-3 BR

Maplewood Village

400 Meadow Ln
Somerville, Tennessee

Country Oaks Apartments II

423 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Country Oaks I

421 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Bluegrass Village Apartments

430 Jernigan Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Westview Manor Apartments

701 Westview Cove
Somerville, Tennessee

Oakwood Manor

49 Oakwood Manor Cv
Somerville, Tennessee

Fayette County Citizens for Progress Affordable Housing

1035 S Somerville St
Somerville, Tennessee

Lake Street Apartments

307 Lake Dr
Somerville, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Somerville

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
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

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 379 affordable apartments for rent in Somerville, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Somerville, Tennessee

Somerville features 225 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 Somerville, Tennessee

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Somerville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Somerville, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Somerville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Somerville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Somerville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $820 and $1,002.

2021 Somerville, 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
Somerville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $686 $784 $911 $1,228 $1,412
Somerville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $706 to $862 $820 to $1,002 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,271 to $1,553

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Somerville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $29,667 ±$7,595
Median Rent $390 ±$122
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.76% ± 14.21pp
Total Population 3,115

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.

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 $67,900

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Somerville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Somerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Somerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Somerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700