Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency
Pine Ridge
Elizabethton, Carter County, TN

423-543-3571

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The Elizabethton County Housing Authority (TN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently open; no closing date has been determined.


Applications can be found here: http://www.elizabethtonhousing.org/Section8PreApplication.html ... print the web page (2 pages) and fill out the application by hand.

With a completed application, hand deliver it to the Housing Authority office on Thursdays only between the hours of 7:30 am - 10:30 am and 1 - 2 pm; you will finish the application process and have an interview with them. Remember to bring your birth certificates, social security cards and proof of income of all applicants when you bring in your application.

Their office is located at:
   910 Pine Ridge Circle
   Elizabethton, TN 37644

No preferences have been identified at this time; waiting list is determined by date and time of submitted application.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Elizabethton Housing Authority (EHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The EHA offers one Public Housing community with 324 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to 910 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, TN  37644, from 7:30 am until 10:30 am EDT on Wednesdays; and from 7:30 am until 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Thursdays

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and references.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the EHA website, or by calling (423) 543-3571 during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency operates 326 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency public housing units range from studio apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 20% studio apartments, 25% 1 bedroom apartments, 22% 2 bedroom apartments, 24% 3 bedroom apartments, 5% 4 bedroom apartments and 3% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 316 out of a total 326 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 3.07%.

Family Type

Of the 282 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 39 (13.83%) were elderly, 243 (86.17%) were non-elderly, 142 (50.35%) were disabled, 105 (37.23%) contained children and 87 (30.85%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency's public housing developments is $25.

The average tenant rent contribution for Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency’s public housing developments is $213.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $299. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $279. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $558. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $166.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency portfolio, 2% of households identified as Black, 98% identified as White, and 0% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency properties, 238 were Extremely Low Income, 56 were Very Low Income, 19 were Low Income and 3 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency properties is $9,110. Of all public housing residents, 17% have no income and 3% earn more than $25,000 while 80% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency public housing 23% have wage income, 75% have welfare income, 59% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 13% have other income and 2% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 316 households containing 623 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 37.23% of households included children. Across all household members in Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency public houins units 10.1% are aged zero to five and 23.6% are aged 6 to 17.

13% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 53.3% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency public housing communities. 32.28% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 10.76% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 56.96% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 324 affordable rental units. It also administers 329 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency between Public Housing Units (50%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (50%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Tennessee.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Tennessee is 81.92.

Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency has an average score that is more than the average Tennessee housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 92. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Rolling Hills Estate has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Elizabethton Housing And Development Agency.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 1/24/11 Plan
2010 12/5/09 Plan
2009 12/11/08 Plan
2008 11/14/07 Plan
2007 12/28/06 Plan
2006 10/31/05 Plan
2005 11/24/04 Plan
2004 11/18/03 Plan
2003 2/25/03 Plan
2002 2/15/02 Plan
2001 4/5/01 Plan
2000 9/25/00 Plan