Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.
|Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Polk and Sequatchie County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
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.
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency Website: http://www.sethra.us.
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.
More information about Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency can be found on its website at http://www.sethra.us.
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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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency manages 212 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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$474||$567|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.