Sweetwater Housing Authority
PO Box 88, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874

423-337-6224

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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Sweetwater Housing Authority manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 92. The scores for properties managed by Sweetwater Housing Authority range from a high of 92 to a low of 92.

Sweetwater Housing Authority 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. Sweetwater Ha has a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


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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1

Public Housing Projects

157

Public Housing Units

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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