About Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency serves Elizabethton.

Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Waiting Lists

Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency (EHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

 

Elizabethton, TN is about 110 miles northeast of Knoxville, TN.

 

To apply, pick up an application at the EHDA office, located at 910 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, TN 37644, on Thursdays from 7:30 am until 10:30 am ET; and 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.

 

Once the papplication has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above at the times above.

 

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Proof of birth, Social Security Cards, Photo ID, proof of income. Further explanation of proof of income can be found here.

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

Qualified applications will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

 

For more information, visit the EHA website, or call the office at (423) 543-3571.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency (EHDA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The EHA offers one Public Housing community with 324 units for families and senior/disabled households.

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

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to 910 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, TN  37644, from 7:30 am until 10:30 am EDT on Wednesdays; and from 7:30 am until 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Thursdays

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and references.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the EHA website, or call the office at (423) 543-3571 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 11/04/2015.


About the Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency manages 222 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 218 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $351 $376
Monthly Cost $76,599 $1,504

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 20% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $9,726 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $231 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $484. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.