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Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Tennessee

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Willowbrook Apartments

49 Willowbrook Dr
Waynesboro, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Riverwood Apartments

509 Riverwood Dr
Clifton, Tennessee
Subsidized

Spring Valley Apartments

109 Spring Valley Ct
Waynesboro, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Grandview Apartments

216 Grandview Dr
Waynesboro, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Clifton Cdp Properties

207 River Ridge Rd
Clifton, Tennessee

Waynesboro Village Apartments

111 Vaughn St
Waynesboro, Tennessee

Waynesboro Colonial CO Landura Mgmt

329 Highway 64 W
Waynesboro, Tennessee

Collinwood Apts

839 Highway 13 South
Collinwood, Tennessee
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Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Tennessee

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 233 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Tennessee

Wayne County features 92 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 Wayne County, Tennessee

There are 141 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wayne County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wayne County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wayne County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Wayne County, 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 $492 $515 $649 $829 $969
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $464 to $567 $584 to $714 $746 to $912 $872 to $1,066

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 233
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $30,701 ±$2,251
Median Rent $473 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.07% ± 9.63pp
Total Population 16,897

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 16,897. There are 5,967 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 18.28% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $30,701 a year, or $2,558 a month. The median rent for the county is $473 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $1,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.

Area Median Income In Wayne County

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.

In Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,600

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 Wayne County

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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
50% of Median $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $29,600 $31,800 $34,000 $36,200
80% of Median $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900

Cities In Wayne County

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City Served By
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clifton are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Collinwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Collinwood are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Fremont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fremont are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Loa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loa are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Lyman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyman are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Teasdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Teasdale are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.
Waynesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waynesboro are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office.