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


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

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.

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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

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Medium Low (250 - 499)

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