Affordable Housing In Wilson County
Tennessee

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilson County

Greentree Pointe

1640 W Main St
Lebanon, TN
$624-1,063
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wood Falls

201 Carver Ln
Lebanon, TN
HCV Welcome

Maple Crossing Apartment

101 Maple Hill Road
Lebanon, TN
HCV Welcome

Peyton Manor

460 Peyton Rd
Lebanon, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Saddlebrook

203 Carver Ln
Lebanon, TN
HCV Welcome

Lebanon Square

310 Hill St
Lebanon, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Northwood Park Apartments

223 Western Ave
Lebanon, TN
Subsidized

Clearview Residential Apartments

1404 Winter Dr
Lebanon, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Buffalo Valley Lebanon

233 Cleveland Ave Apt A
Lebanon, TN
HCV Welcome

1443 Toshiba Dr

1449 Toshiba Dr
Lebanon, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 28 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,733 affordable apartments for rent in Wilson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 518 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wilson County, HUD housing programs support 80 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,215 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Wilson County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Wilson County

Housing Authority Programs
Lebanon Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilson County, Tennessee

Wilson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,733
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 518
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Total Population 122,445
Housing Units 44,528
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $61,070 ±$1,757
Median Rent $871 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.42% ± 4.16pp

Population and Household Demographics

Wilson County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 122,445. There are 44,528 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 22.2% of households in Wilson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilson County

The median gross income for households in Wilson County is $61,070 a year, or $5,089 a month. The median rent for the county is $871 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilson County, a household making less than $2,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilson County.1

Area Median Income In Wilson 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 Wilson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Wilson 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 Wilson County HUD Rental Assistance in Wilson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wilson County

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

From 1987 to 2005, 18 low income apartment communities containing 1,015 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wilson 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 Wilson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,840 $55,680 $59,520 $63,360

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 Wilson County is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,248 $1,392 $1,536
Fair Market Rents in Wilson 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
$830 $911 $1,103 $1,455 $1,738

Cities In Wilson County

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City Listings Served By
Lebanon 26 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lebanon are the Lebanon Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Mount Juliet 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Juliet are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Watertown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Watertown are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Green Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Green Hill are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.
Rural Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rural Hill are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office.