Affordable Housing In Carter County
Tennessee

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carter County

Village East Apartments

200 North East St
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Courtyard

710 S 2nd St
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Subsidized

Lynnwood Apartments

1235 Bluefield Ave
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Subsidized

Franklin Place

1506 State Line Rd
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lynnridge Apartments

1266 Bluefield Ave
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Subsidized

Mountain Hollow

100 Mountain Hollow Ct
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Rolling Hills Estate

912 Pine Ridge Cir
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Beasley St Apartments

430 Beasley St
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carter County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Carter County, 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
Carter County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $609 $648 $781 $997 $1,182
Carter County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $583 to $713 $703 to $859 $897 to $1,097 $1,064 to $1,300

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $63,900

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700

Cities In Carter County

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