Tennessee Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Johnson City Housing AuthorityOpen
KnoxvilleOpen
Chattanooga Housing AuthorityOpen
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment AuthorityOpen
Lafollette Housing AuthorityOpen
Athens Housing AuthorityOpen
Sweetwater Housing AuthorityOpen
Rockwood Housing AuthorityOpen
Jefferson City Housing AuthorityOpen
Clinton Housing AuthorityOpen
Etowah Housing AuthorityOpen
Jellico Housing AuthorityOpen
South Pittsburg Housing AuthorityNot Open
Morristown Housing AuthorityOpen
Crossville Housing AuthorityOpen
Rogersville Housing AuthorityOpen
Cleveland Housing AuthorityOpen
Harriman Housing AuthorityOpen
Greeneville Housing AuthorityOpen
Newport Housing AuthorityOpen
Lenoir City Housing AuthorityOpen
Dayton Housing AuthorityOpen
Sevierville Housing AuthorityOpen
Loudon Housing AuthorityOpen
Maryville Housing AuthorityOpen
Bristol HousingOpen
Elizabethton Housing And Development AgencyOpen
Oliver Springs Housing AuthorityOpen
Erwin Housing AuthorityOpen
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityOpen
Grundy Housing AuthorityOpen
Memphis Housing AuthorityOpen
Jackson Housing AuthorityOpen
Paris Housing AuthorityOpen
Union City Housing AuthorityOpen
Brownsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Dyersburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Trenton Housing AuthorityOpen
Humboldt Housing AuthorityOpen
Milan Housing AuthorityOpen
Lexington Housing AuthorityOpen
Covington Housing AuthorityOpen
Millington Housing AuthorityOpen
Savannah Housing AuthorityOpen
Bolivar Housing AuthorityOpen
Parsons-Decaturville Housing AuthorityOpen
Huntingdon Housing AuthorityOpen
Ripley Housing AuthorityOpen
Martin Housing AuthorityOpen
Newbern Housing AuthorityOpen
McKenzie Housing AuthorityOpen
Gallaway Housing AuthorityOpen
Shelby County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Metropolitan Development & Housing AgencyNot Open
The Clarksville Housing AuthorityNot Open
Pulaski Housing AuthorityNot Open
Fayetteville Housing AuthorityOpen
Lebanon Housing AuthorityOpen
Murfreesboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Tullahoma Housing AuthorityOpen
Manchester Housing AuthorityNot Open
Gallatin Housing AuthorityOpen
Waverly Housing AuthorityOpen
Lewisburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Cookeville Housing AuthorityOpen
Franklin Housing AuthorityNot Open
Springfield Housing AuthorityNot Open
Shelbyville Housing AuthorityOpen
Sparta Housing AuthorityOpen
Columbia Housing And Redevelopment CorporatioOpen
Mt. Pleasant Housing AuthorityOpen
Lawrenceburg Housing AuthorityNot Open
McMinnville Housing AuthorityOpen
Livingston Housing AuthorityOpen
Hohenwald Housing AuthorityNot Open
Smithville Housing AuthorityOpen
Hartsville Housing AuthorityOpen
South Carthage Housing AuthorityNot Open
Portland Housing AuthorityNot Open
Erin Housing AuthorityOpen
Woodbury Housing AuthorityNot Open
Dickson Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lafayette Housing AuthorityOpen
Franklin County Housing AuthorityOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Tennessee, 84 Public Housing Authorities operate 34,608 public housing rental units in 242 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Tennessee, out of 84 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 14 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 70 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.