Affordable Housing In Bluff City
Sullivan County, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bluff City, 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 Bluff City, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Bristol Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bluff City, Tennessee

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Bluff City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Bluff City, Tennessee

Bluff City features 0 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 Bluff City, Tennessee

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bluff City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bluff City, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bluff City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bluff City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bluff City, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2022 Bluff City, 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
Bluff City, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Bluff City, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $491 to $601 $632 to $772 $828 to $1,012 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bluff City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $39,896 ±$6,151
Median Rent $708 ±$85
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.93% ± 18.91pp
Total Population 1,863

Population and Household Demographics

Bluff City is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee with a population of 1,863. There are 761 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 27.46% of households in Bluff City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bluff City

The median gross income for households in Bluff City is $39,896 a year, or $3,325 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bluff City, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Bluff City.

Area Median Income In Bluff City

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Bluff City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sullivan County.

In Bluff City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Bluff City

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 Bluff City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bluff City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bluff City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bluff City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000