Sweetwater Housing Authority
PO Box 88
Sweetwater, Monroe County, TN

423-337-6224

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Sweetwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


The SHA offers one Public Housing community with 157 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

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

Once the application has been completed, visit the SHA to submit an application in person, located at 3 Valley View Village, Sweetwater, TN 37874, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am EDT, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all earned and unearned income, bank statements, and if pregnant, proof of pregnancy.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the SHA website, or by calling (423) 337-6224 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Sweetwater Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 157 affordable rental units. It also administers 0 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Sweetwater Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as No units, meaning it administers Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Sweetwater Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (100%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (0%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Sweetwater Housing Authority 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 smaller 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, Sweetwater Housing Authority scored an average of 92 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Tennessee is 81.92.

Sweetwater Housing Authority 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 Sweetwater Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 11/15/10 Plan
2010 12/5/09 Plan
2009 11/20/08 Plan
2008 11/14/07 Plan
2007 11/8/06 Plan
2006 11/1/05 Plan
2005 11/3/04 Plan
2004 12/10/03 Plan
2003 3/6/03 Plan
2002 4/26/02 Plan
2001 3/1/01 Plan
2000 6/9/00 Plan