Greentree Pointe

1640 W Main St
Lebanon, Tennessee
1-3 BR

The Ridge at Lebanon

W. Baddour Pkwy. and 502 Fairfield
Lebanon, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Willow Creek Apartments

100 Willow Creek Dr
Mount Juliet, Tennessee

Wood Falls Apartments

201 Carver Lane
Lebanon, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Maple Crossing Apartment

101 Maple Hill Road
Lebanon, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
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There are 1,427 low-income apartments in Wilson County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Wilson County, Tennessee can range from $755 to $1,063 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 518 low-income homes in Wilson County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $345 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 31st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wilson County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wilson County.

Wilson County, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wilson County, Tennessee

Wilson County features 518 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 Wilson County, Tennessee

There are 1,427 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilson County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilson County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,265 and $1,547.

2023 Wilson 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
Wilson County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $1,218 $1,245 $1,406 $1,758 $2,173
Wilson County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $1,096 to $1,340 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,265 to $1,547 $1,582 to $1,934 $1,956 to $2,390

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wilson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 1,945
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 518
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $61,070 ±$1,757
Median Rent $871 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.42% ± 4.16pp
Total Population 122,445

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.

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 $102,500

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wilson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,950 $39,950 $44,950 $49,900 $53,900 $57,900 $61,900 $65,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wilson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,900 $63,900 $71,900 $79,850 $86,250 $92,650 $99,050 $105,450