Affordable Housing In Blount County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blount County
Housing Authorities that serve Blount County
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher|
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency|
Other Housing Authorities located in Blount County
|Maryville Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Blount County, Tennessee
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,086 affordable apartments for rent in Blount County, Tennessee.
Income Based Apartments in Blount County, Tennessee
Blount County features 860 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.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Blount County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,086|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||860|
|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|
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 $69,900
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,700||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$24,500||$28,000||$31,500||$34,950||$37,750||$40,550||$43,350||$46,150|
|80% of Median||$39,150||$44,750||$50,350||$55,900||$60,400||$64,850||$69,350||$73,800|
Cities In Blount County
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