Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency

1012 Resource Rd
Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee 37327

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Dunlap, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency serves Bledsoe County, Grundy County, Marion County, Polk County and Sequatchie County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Polk and Sequatchie County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Polk and Sequatchie County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at one of five locations.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, and Working Families.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SETRHA website.

Last Updated on 07/01/2019.

About Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency

More information about Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency can be found on its website at http://www.sethra.us.

Representatives of Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency may be available by phone at (423) 949-2191. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/25/2019, Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency manages 208 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 207 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $435 $567
Monthly Cost $89,987 $567

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southeast Tennessee Human Resource 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 18% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $9,631 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 71% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

50% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 97% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $238 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $543. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



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.