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Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority

906 E Sevier Avenue
Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee 37660

Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of September 29th, 2020, Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The KHRA Managed Properties Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation Other Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The George Washington Apartments Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Horizon Community Development Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority serves Greene County, Hawkins County, Johnson County, Sullivan County, Unicoi County and Washington County but does not serve Bristol and Johnson City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
KHRA Managed Properties Open Until Further Notice
Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation Open Until Further Notice
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation Open Until Further Notice
George Washington Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Horizon Community Development Open Until Further Notice

Open Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Open Until Further Notice: Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 1, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)
  • Preference for Homeownership (Housing Choice Vouchers Only): Current families in another KHRA housing program that completes the Affordable Housing Homeownership program and is in need of voucher assistance to complete the home purchase. (Closing on the home needs to occur within 180 days of voucher approval. This may only be extended with approval of the Executive Director.) (5 points)

The KHRA has not yet responded to our inquiry to confirm the preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences (if applicable).

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA public notice, as of August 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington County, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (423) 392-2533.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/01/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: KHRA Managed Properties Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) KHRA Managed Properties waiting list for apartments at the properties listed below is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

This opening is for the following properties:

  • Riverview Premier Development
    • Tenants must maintain a minimum 20 hrs/week of employment, education, or a combination of both
  • Magnolia Pointe
  • Kendrick Pointe
  • Reedy Point
  • Hillside Pointe
  • Charlemont Place
  • Green Valley Manor (Kingsport)
    • Disabled families or enrolled in supportive services

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA, as of August 26, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.kingsporthousing.org/preliminary-application/.

Last Updated on 08/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Disabled Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation waiting list for Disabled apartments at Gilley's Annex Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA, as of August 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.kingsporthousing.org/preliminary-application/.

Last Updated on 08/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation waiting list for apartments at the properties listed below is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

This opening is for the following properties:

  • Wayland Place I (Mountain City)
    • Elderly, Disabled, or families enrolled in supportive services
  • Wayland Place II (Mountain City)
    • Elderly, Disabled, or families enrolled in supportive services
  • Bristol Caverns Apartments (Bristol, TN)
    • Disabled families

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA, as of August 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bristol, and Mountain City, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.kingsporthousing.org/preliminary-application/.

Last Updated on 08/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: George Washington Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) George Washington Apartments waiting list for Elderly (62+) apartments at Washington School Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA, as of August 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.kingsporthousing.org/preliminary-application/.

Last Updated on 08/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Horizon Community Development Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) Horizon Community Development waiting list for apartments at the properties listed below is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the KHRA, "All of these properties are for Elderly, Disabled, or families enrolled in supportive services."

This opening is for the following properties:

  • Love Street
  • Shawnee Street
  • Armitage Drive
  • Tipton Street
  • Volunteer Street
  • Nelson Street
  • Chapel Street
  • 81 Glendale Drive
  • 95 Glendale Drive

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Preference for involuntarily displaced families (ref. 4-III.G): Families who have been involuntarily displaced because of an act(s) of God/natural disaster, i.e. fire, flood, tornado etc., which occurred no more than six (6) months from the date of certification and have not secured permanent replacement housing. (20 points)
  • Preference for victims of domestic violence: The KHRA will offer a local preference to families that have been subjected to or victimized by an affiliated individual within 90 days of application and/or preference request. Applicants requesting protections of VAWA will be required to provide appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Preference for Elderly/Disabled/Veterans: (5 points)
    a. 62 years old or older; or
    b. Meeting the HUD definition of disabled as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; or
    c. Veterans of any branch of the United States military or merchant marine currently serving or separated with DD214 release from activity duty under honorable conditions.
  • Preference for Substandard Housing/Homelessness: Currently residing in sub-standard housing such as housing that lacks functioning plumbing, heating or electrical systems, and/or which is structurally unsound to the extent that the housing envelope does not adequately prevent incursion by precipitation, or is in imminent danger of collapse. (5 points)

For more information, visit the KHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHRA, as of August 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Erwin, Greeneville, and Mosheim, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.kingsporthousing.org/preliminary-application/.

Last Updated on 08/26/2020.

About Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority

More information about Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://www.kingsporthousing.org/.

Representatives of Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (423) 245-0135. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/29/2020, it is not known if Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority manages 1,398 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,200 39 121 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $387 $363 $477 $1,169
Monthly Cost $464,561 $14,153 $57,740 $1,169

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority

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 14% having issued approximately 89 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,416 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $279 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $469. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $135.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority

Robert E Lee Homes

651 Dale St
Kingsport, Tennessee

Frank L Cloud Homes

1059 Robertson St
Kingsport, Tennessee

Dogwood Terrace Holly Hills

1921 Bowater Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee

Riverview Place

214 Louis St
Kingsport, Tennessee