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Income Guidelines

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. HUD develops income limits based on Median Family Income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.

FY 2018 Income Limits for Lauderdale County, TN
Median Family Income: $38,700

Very Low (50%) Income Limits 
1 Person in Family $17,550
2 Person in Family $20,050
3 Person in Family $22,550
4 Person in Family $25,050
5 Person in Family $27,100
6 Person in Family $29,100
7 Person in Family $31,100
8 Person in Family $33,100

Extremely Low Income Limits 
1 Person in Family $12,140
2 Person in Family $16,460
3 Person in Family $20,780
4 Person in Family $25,050*
5 Person in Family $27,100*
6 Person in Family $29,100*
7 Person in Family $31,100*
8 Person in Family $33,100*

Low (80%) Income Limits
1 Person in Family $28,100
2 Person in Family $32,100
3 Person in Family $36,100
4 Person in Family $40,100
5 Person in Family $43,350
6 Person in Family $46,550
7 Person in Family $49,750
8 Person in Family $52,950

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be greater of 30/50ths (60%) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) Income Limits.

Income limits areas are based on FY 2018 Fair market Rent (FMR) areas.

2018 Income Guidelines for Lauderdale Co, TN

For additional information on income limits, visit HUD and review Explanations for detailed calculation steps for each of the parameters.