Affordable Housing In Bristol
Sullivan County, Tennessee

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol

Ridgeview Bristol Apartments

343 Brown Ave
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Steele Creek Housing Corporation

719 Kentucky Ave
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bristol Community Homes

4121 Old Jonesboro Rd
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized

Bristol Resid Dev Corp

2951 Broad St
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mountain View Apartments

3357 Avoca Rd
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized

South Holston Development Corporation

2940 Broad St
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Family Units

600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Bristol, Tennessee

Edgemont Towers

100 Ash St
Bristol, Tennessee

Sage Meadows

661 Meadow View Rd
Bristol, Tennessee

Beaver Run Apartments

1102 N Paperville Rd
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bristol, 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 Bristol, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Bristol Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol, Tennessee

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 647 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Bristol, Tennessee

Bristol features 549 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 Bristol, Tennessee

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bristol.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bristol, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bristol landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bristol.

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

2022 Bristol, 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
Bristol, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Bristol, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bristol, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 647
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 549
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $38,551 ±$2,149
Median Rent $622 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.8% ± 6.05pp
Total Population 26,674

Population and Household Demographics

Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee with a population of 26,674. There are 11,364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 31.88% of households in Bristol are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bristol

The median gross income for households in Bristol is $38,551 a year, or $3,213 a month. The median rent for the city is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bristol, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Bristol.

Area Median Income In Bristol

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 Bristol, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sullivan County.

In Bristol, 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 Bristol

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 Bristol

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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