Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Tennessee

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Willowbrook Apartments

1 Willowbrook Dr
Waynesboro, TN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverwood Apartments

509 Riverwood Dr
Clifton, TN
Subsidized

Spring Valley Apartments

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

Grandview Apartments

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

Clifton Cdp Properties

207 River Ridge Rd
Clifton, TN
HCV Welcome

Waynesboro Village Apartments

111 Vaughn St
Waynesboro, TN
HCV Welcome

Willowbrook Apartments

49 Willowbrook Dr
Waynesboro, TN
HCV Welcome

Waynesboro Colonial CO Landura Mgmt

329 Highway 64 W
Waynesboro, TN
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There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 265 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 76 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wayne County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 189 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
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 Wayne County, Tennessee

Wayne County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 265
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 76
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Total Population 16,897
Housing Units 5,967
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $30,701 ±$2,251
Median Rent $473 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.07% ± 9.63pp

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.1

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 $46,700

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 Wayne County 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 $12,490 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wayne County

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

From 1991 to 1994, 3 low income apartment communities containing 135 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wayne County 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
60% of Median $22,080 $25,200 $28,380 $31,500 $34,020 $36,540 $39,060 $41,580

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 Wayne County is $28,380 a year, or $2,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $710 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% $460 $493 $591 $683 $761 $840
60% $552 $591 $710 $819 $914 $1,008
Fair Market Rents in Wayne County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$457 $468 $619 $776 $919

Cities In Wayne County

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City Listings Served By
Waynesboro 6 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.
Clifton 2 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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.