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Affordable Housing In Springfield
Robertson County, Tennessee

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Springfield

Skyview Terrace Apartments

500 Skyview Ter
Springfield, Tennessee

Southfield Apartments

100 Southfield Dr
Springfield, Tennessee

Robinhood Apartments

2614 S Main St
Springfield, Tennessee

Country Place Apartments

2599 S Main St
Springfield, Tennessee

17th Street Apartments

2565 17th Ave E
Springfield, Tennessee

Mckendree Arbors Springfield

W 5th Ave
Springfield, Tennessee

Woodland Apartments

415 22nd Ave E
Springfield, Tennessee

Mckendree at Springfield

1103 5th Ave W
Springfield, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Carden Heights

303 20th Ave E
Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield Apts

400 East 22nd Ave
Springfield, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Springfield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Springfield, Tennessee

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 872 affordable apartments for rent in Springfield, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield features 546 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 Springfield, Tennessee

There are 326 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Springfield landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Springfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Springfield, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,022 and $1,250.

2020 Springfield, 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 $898 $957 $1,136 $1,484 $1,822
Payment Standard Range $808 to $988 $861 to $1,053 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,336 to $1,632 $1,640 to $2,004

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Springfield, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 872
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 546
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $41,234 ±$3,399
Median Rent $773 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.3% ± 7.9pp
Total Population 16,639

Population and Household Demographics

Springfield is a city in Robertson County, Tennessee with a population of 16,639. There are 6,056 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 40.75% of households in Springfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Springfield

The median gross income for households in Springfield is $41,234 a year, or $3,436 a month. The median rent for the city is $773 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Springfield, a household making less than $2,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Springfield.

Area Median Income In Springfield

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 Springfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Robertson County.

In Springfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Springfield

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 Springfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
80% of Median $46,100 $52,700 $59,300 $65,850 $71,150 $76,400 $81,700 $86,950