Affordable Housing In Tullahoma
Coffee County, Tennessee

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tullahoma

Tullahoma Village Apartments

1015 S Franklin St
Tullahoma, TN

Ada Ferrell Eastgate

186 Freeman St
Tullahoma, TN

Tullahoma Open Door II

158 Greenwood Rd
Tullahoma, TN

Tullahoma Open Door I

500 Marbury Rd
Tullahoma, TN

New Rock Creek Road Apartments

306 New Rock Creek Rd
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

New Rock Creek Road Phase 1

308 New Rock Creek Rd
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

Rockcreek Apartments

303 Johnson Ln
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

Ada Ferrell Garden Apartments

106 Freeman Cir
Tullahoma, TN
HCV Welcome

Dossett Homes

410 E Moore St
Tullahoma, TN
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Housing Authorities that serve Tullahoma

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tullahoma, Tennessee

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 883 affordable apartments for rent in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Tullahoma features 592 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 291 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tullahoma.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tullahoma, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 883
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 592
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $35,798 ±$3,053
Median Rent $635 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.27% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 19,022

Population and Household Demographics

Tullahoma is a City in Coffee County, Tennessee with a population of 19,022. There are 8,267 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 41.62% of households in Tullahoma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tullahoma

The median gross income for households in Tullahoma is $35,798 a year, or $2,983 a month. The median rent for the city is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tullahoma, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Tullahoma.1

Area Median Income In Tullahoma

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 Tullahoma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Coffee County.

In Tullahoma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Tullahoma

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 Tullahoma HUD Rental Assistance in Tullahoma

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 $30,170 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
80% of Median $32,350 $36,950 $41,550 $46,150 $49,850 $53,550 $57,250 $60,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tullahoma

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

From 1989 to 2006, 4 low income apartment communities containing 262 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tullahoma 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 Tullahoma

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
60% of Median $24,240 $27,720 $31,200 $34,620 $37,440 $40,200 $42,960 $45,720

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 Tullahoma is $31,200 a year, or $2,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $780 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% $505 $541 $650 $751 $838 $924
60% $606 $650 $780 $901 $1,005 $1,109
Fair Market Rents in Tullahoma

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$532 $532 $701 $962 $1,137