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Affordable Housing In Carter County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carter County

Village East Apartments

200 North East St
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Courtyard

710 S 2nd St
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Lynnwood Apartments

1235 Bluefield Ave
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Franklin Place

1506 State Line Rd
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lynnridge Apartments

1266 Bluefield Ave
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Mountain Hollow

100 Mountain Hollow Ct
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Rolling Hills Estate

912 Pine Ridge Cir
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Beasley St Apartments

430 Beasley St
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers
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Other Housing Authorities located in Carter County

Housing Authority Programs
Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carter County, Tennessee

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 742 affordable apartments for rent in Carter County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Carter County, Tennessee

Carter County features 689 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 Carter County, Tennessee

There are 53 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carter County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carter County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carter County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Carter County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carter County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 742
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 689
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $33,213 ±$1,611
Median Rent $565 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.69% ± 4.66pp
Total Population 56,941

Population and Household Demographics

Carter County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 56,941. There are 23,894 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 29.3% of households in Carter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carter County

The median gross income for households in Carter County is $33,213 a year, or $2,768 a month. The median rent for the county is $565 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carter County, a household making less than $1,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Carter County.1

Area Median Income In Carter 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 Carter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Carter 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 Carter County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
80% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900

Cities In Carter County

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City Listings Served By
Elizabethton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabethton is the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency.
Central 0
Hunter 0
Pine Crest 0
Roan Mountain 0
Watauga 0