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Affordable Housing In Cocke County
Tennessee

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cocke County

Blue Ridge Apartments

800 Blue Ridge Way
Newport, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Newport Terrace Apartments

425 Terrace Way
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Newport Group Home

299 Bailey St
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

River Rest Apartments

330 River Rest Way
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Suncrest Apartments

261 Suncrest Way
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Col. C. T. Rhyne Homes

335 E Broadway
Newport, Tennessee

Cocke Estates

100 Elena Ln
Newport, Tennessee

Mt View Apartments

270 Senior Way
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Newport Village Apartments

421 Appalachian Way
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Newport Manor Apartments

299 Dykes St
Newport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cocke County

Housing Authority Programs
Morristown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cocke County, Tennessee

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 958 affordable apartments for rent in Cocke County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Cocke County, Tennessee

Cocke County features 837 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 Cocke County, Tennessee

There are 121 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cocke County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cocke County, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cocke County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cocke County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cocke County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.

2021 Cocke 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
Cocke County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $500 $503 $663 $949 $1,148
Cocke County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $453 to $553 $597 to $729 $854 to $1,044 $1,033 to $1,263

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cocke County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 958
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 837
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $31,187 ±$2,688
Median Rent $556 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.65% ± 6.38pp
Total Population 35,321

Population and Household Demographics

Cocke County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 35,321. There are 14,710 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 31.24% of households in Cocke County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cocke County

The median gross income for households in Cocke County is $31,187 a year, or $2,599 a month. The median rent for the county is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cocke County, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Cocke County.

Area Median Income In Cocke 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 Cocke County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,600

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 Cocke 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 Cocke County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cocke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cocke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cocke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Cocke County

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City Served By
Newport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newport are the Newport Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency and Morristown Housing Authority.
Parrottsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parrottsville are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and Morristown Housing Authority.