Help Paying For Housing

Many people struggle to find affordable housing. The following four programs are designed to help connect individuals and families with housing that meets their needs. At the bottom of each description, you will find individual fact sheets providing details about the four following programs:

Section 8 Vouchers

The Section 8 Vouchers program allows low-income families and individuals to find a housing unit of their choice to rent. So long as the unit meets the requirements of the program and the landlord agrees to rent under this program, the federal government will pay a subsidy to the landlord and renters will only be responsible for paying the remainder of the monthly rent.

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Subsidized Project-Based Housing

Project-based rental assistance is a program that helps low-income families and individuals pay for housing. Renters who qualify will pay 30% of their income toward rent and the federal government will pay the rest of your monthly rent.

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Low Income Public Housing

This program helps connect low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals with decent and safe rental housing. This program is overseen by local housing agencies.

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Low Income Housing Tax Credit

This program provides tax credits to developers so that they are able to keep rent costs low and can provide housing for low-to-moderate-income renters. This program is overseen by the Tennessee Housing and Development Agency.

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