Affordable Housing In Whitwell
Marion County, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Whitwell, 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 Whitwell, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitwell, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Whitwell, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Whitwell, Tennessee

Whitwell features 0 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 Whitwell, Tennessee

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitwell, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitwell, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $960 and $1,174.

2023 Whitwell, 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
Whitwell, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $910 $919 $1,067 $1,372 $1,619
Whitwell, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $819 to $1,001 $827 to $1,011 $960 to $1,174 $1,235 to $1,509 $1,457 to $1,781

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Whitwell, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $24,583 ±$7,887
Median Rent $504 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.02% ± 13pp
Total Population 1,978

Population and Household Demographics

Whitwell is a city in Marion County, Tennessee with a population of 1,978. There are 834 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 40.65% of households in Whitwell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitwell

The median gross income for households in Whitwell is $24,583 a year, or $2,049 a month. The median rent for the city is $504 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitwell, a household making less than $1,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitwell.

Area Median Income In Whitwell

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 Whitwell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Whitwell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,200

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 Whitwell

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 Whitwell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whitwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,800 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whitwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whitwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,150 $48,150 $54,150 $60,150 $65,000 $69,800 $74,600 $79,400