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


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Newport Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 4th, 2015.

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

The NHA offers one Public Housing community with 400 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the NHA to pick up an application, located at 440 Lennon Cir., Newport, TN 37821, from 8:15 am until 4:30 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (423) 623-1575, from 8:15 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of pregnancy and expected due date (if applicable).

The NHA does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, the NHA can be reached by calling (423) 623-1575 from 8:15 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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)

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.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/8/10 Plan
2009 9/10/09 Plan
2008 9/29/08 Plan
2007 9/26/07 Plan
2006 9/26/06 Plan
2005 10/5/05 Plan
2004 9/2/04 Plan
2003 8/14/03 Plan
2002 12/5/02 Plan
2001 12/10/01 Plan
2000 12/18/00 Plan