Affordable Housing In Trenton
Gibson County, Tennessee

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Trenton

Gibson House Apartments

2220 U.S. 45 Bypass S
Trenton, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Trenton Group Home

194 Westwood Dr
Trenton, Tennessee

Crockett Manor Apartments

2047 US Highway 45 Byp S
Trenton, Tennessee

Trenton Towers Apartments, Lp

820 Gibson Rd
Trenton, Tennessee

Holiday House Apartments

644 Gibson Rd
Trenton, Tennessee

Green Acres

201 E 3rd St
Trenton, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Trenton

Housing Authority Programs
Trenton Housing Authority Public Housing
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 Trenton, Tennessee

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 373 affordable apartments for rent in Trenton, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Trenton, Tennessee

Trenton features 373 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 Trenton, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Trenton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Trenton, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Trenton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Trenton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Trenton, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $598 and $730.

2020 Trenton, 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 $504 $583 $664 $916 $1,166
Payment Standard Range $454 to $554 $525 to $641 $598 to $730 $824 to $1,008 $1,049 to $1,283

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Trenton, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 373
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 373
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.56%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $25,729 ±$4,221
Median Rent $558 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.51% ± 13.43pp
Total Population 4,188

Population and Household Demographics

Trenton is a City in Gibson County, Tennessee with a population of 4,188. There are 1,800 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 52.56% of households in Trenton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Trenton

The median gross income for households in Trenton is $25,729 a year, or $2,144 a month. The median rent for the city is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Trenton, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Trenton.1

Area Median Income In Trenton

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 Trenton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gibson County.

In Trenton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,100

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 Trenton

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 Trenton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450