Affordable Housing In Wartburg
Morgan County, Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wartburg

Clinch River Apartments, Inc

940 Main St
Wartburg, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sunnyside Estates

519 S Kingston St
Wartburg, Tennessee

Brookwood Terrace

107 Brookwood St
Wartburg, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkview Apartments

1426 Knoxville Hwy
Wartburg, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wartburg, Tennessee

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wartburg, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wartburg, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 203 affordable apartments for rent in Wartburg, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Wartburg, Tennessee

Wartburg features 171 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 Wartburg, Tennessee

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wartburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wartburg, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wartburg, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $641 and $783.

2022 Wartburg, 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
Wartburg, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $521 $541 $712 $1,011 $1,126
Wartburg, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $487 to $595 $641 to $783 $910 to $1,112 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wartburg, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 203
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 171
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.08%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 1.94
Median Household Income $25,417 ±$9,298
Median Rent $347 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.43% ± 12.82pp
Total Population 804

Population and Household Demographics

Wartburg is a city in Morgan County, Tennessee with a population of 804. There are 325 households in the city with an average household size of 1.94 persons. 55.08% of households in Wartburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wartburg

The median gross income for households in Wartburg is $25,417 a year, or $2,118 a month. The median rent for the city is $347 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wartburg, a household making less than $1,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Wartburg.

Area Median Income In Wartburg

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 Wartburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morgan County.

In Wartburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Wartburg

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 Wartburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wartburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wartburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wartburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550