Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency
910 Pine Ridge Circle
Elizabethton, Carter County, TN

423-543-3571 http://www.elizabethtonhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency (EHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Elizabethton, TN is about 110 miles northeast of Knoxville, TN.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here. 

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the EHDA office, located at 910 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, TN 37644, on Thursdays from 7:30 am until 10:30 am ET; and 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Proof of birth, Social Security Cards, Photo ID, proof of income. Further explanation of proof of income can be found here.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Qualified applications will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the EHA website, or call the office at (423) 543-3571.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 4th, 2015.

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency (EHDA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


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

To apply, download the pre-application online 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.

For more information, visit the EHA website, or call the office at (423) 543-3571 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Elizabethton Housing & 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 & 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 & Development Agency between Public Housing Units (50%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (50%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Elizabethton Housing & 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 & 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 & 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)

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 & 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