Low Income Apartments In Blount County
Tennessee


Waiting List Openings In Blount County

Waiting ListStatus
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Low Income Apartments In Blount County

Atchley Apartments

100 Atchley Apartments Rd.
Maryville, TN
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Renaissance Square

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

Maryville Towers

210 McGhee St
Maryville, TN
Subsidized

Horizon House II

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

The Commons

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

Honey Alexander

1710 Cherry Dr
Maryville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Woodgrove Apartments

826 Holly St
Maryville, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Meadowood Apartments

944 N Wright Rd
Alcoa, TN
Subsidized

Springbrook Apartments

216 Avecor Dr
Vonore, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Airway Ridge

101 Airway Ridge Rd
Louisville, TN
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There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 994 affordable apartments for rent in Blount County, Tennessee. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 860 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 342 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Blount County. There are 134 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Blount County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Blount County

Housing Authority Programs
Maryville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blount County, Tennessee

Blount County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 994
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 860
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Total Population 125,188
Housing Units 49,033
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $48,286 ±$1,380
Median Rent $746 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.31% ± 3.91pp

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.1

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 $66,600

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 Blount County HUD Rental Assistance in Blount County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,000 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $23,350 $26,650 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,650 $41,300 $44,000
80% of Median $37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Blount County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 131 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Blount County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Blount County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,020 $31,980 $36,000 $39,960 $43,200 $46,380 $49,560 $52,800

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Blount County is $36,000 a year, or $3,000 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,000 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $900 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $584 $625 $750 $866 $966 $1,066
60% $701 $750 $900 $1,040 $1,160 $1,280
Fair Market Rents in Blount County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$566 $698 $855 $1,114 $1,405

Cities In Blount County

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City Listings Served By
Vonore 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vonore are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Maryville 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maryville are the Maryville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Seymour 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seymour are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Louisville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Louisville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Alcoa 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alcoa are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Eagleton Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagleton Village are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Friendsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Friendsville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Rockford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Townsend 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Townsend are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Walland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walland are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Wildwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wildwood are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.