Newport Housing Authority
440 Lennon Circle
Newport, Cocke County, TN


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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Medium Low (250 - 499)

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No units

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Newport Housing Authority
440 Lennon Circle
Newport, Cocke County, TN


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Newport Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 400 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Newport Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Newport Housing Authority is among the 68% of Tennessee housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Newport Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 96. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Col. C. T. Rhyne Homes has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 Newport Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
7/8/10 Plan
9/10/09 Plan
9/29/08 Plan
9/26/07 Plan
9/26/06 Plan
10/5/05 Plan
9/2/04 Plan
8/14/03 Plan
12/5/02 Plan
12/10/01 Plan
12/18/00 Plan