Affordable Housing In Blount County
Tennessee

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blount County

Laurel Branch

106 Laurel Branch Dr,
Maryville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Atchley Apartments

100 Atchley Apartments Rd.
Maryville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

McGhee Terrace

304 McGhee St
Maryville, Tennessee
Income Based
1-3 BR

Parkside

311 Atlantic Ave
Maryville, Tennessee
Income Based
Studio-5 BR

East Park

801 Ironwood Cir
Maryville, Tennessee
Income Based
1-3 BR

Broadway Towers

135 W Broadway Ave
Maryville, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Renaissance Square

135 W Macon Ln
Seymour, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Maryville Towers

210 McGhee St
Maryville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Horizon House II

401 McGhee Street
Maryville, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Commons

133 W Macon Ln
Seymour, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Blount County, Tennessee

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Blount County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blount County, Tennessee

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,137 affordable apartments for rent in Blount County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Blount County, Tennessee

Blount County features 911 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Blount County, Tennessee

There are 226 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blount County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blount County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blount County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Blount County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blount County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $882 and $1,078.

2022 Blount County, Tennessee Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Blount County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $717 $800 $980 $1,287 $1,512
Blount County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $645 to $789 $720 to $880 $882 to $1,078 $1,158 to $1,416 $1,361 to $1,663

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Blount County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,137
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 911
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $48,286 ±$1,380
Median Rent $746 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.31% ± 3.91pp
Total Population 125,188

Population and Household Demographics

Blount County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 125,188. There are 49,033 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 26.18% of households in Blount County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blount County

The median gross income for households in Blount County is $48,286 a year, or $4,024 a month. The median rent for the county is $746 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blount County, a household making less than $2,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Blount County.

Area Median Income In Blount County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Blount County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Blount County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Blount County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,150 $19,600 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Blount County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,750 $52,250 $58,800 $65,300 $70,550 $75,750 $81,000 $86,200

Cities In Blount County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alcoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alcoa is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Eagleton Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagleton Village is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Friendsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friendsville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Louisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louisville is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Maryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maryville are the Maryville Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Rockford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockford is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Seymour The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seymour is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Townsend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Townsend is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Walland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walland is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Wildwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wildwood is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.