Affordable Housing In Erwin
Unicoi County, Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erwin

Whispering Meadows

1821 Zane Whitson Dr
Erwin, Tennessee

Meadowood Park

1126 E Erwin Rd
Erwin, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Erwin Ha

750 Carolina Ave
Erwin, Tennessee

Four Seasons Apartments CO George Morosani

200 Four Seasons Cir
Erwin, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Erwin, 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 Erwin, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Erwin Housing Authority Public Housing
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erwin, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 225 affordable apartments for rent in Erwin, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Erwin, Tennessee

Erwin features 161 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 Erwin, Tennessee

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erwin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Erwin, Tennessee

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

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

2022 Erwin, 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
Erwin, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $609 $648 $781 $997 $1,182
Erwin, 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 research.

Erwin, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 225
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $29,133 ±$4,790
Median Rent $568 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.99% ± 14.85pp
Total Population 6,028

Population and Household Demographics

Erwin is a city in Unicoi County, Tennessee with a population of 6,028. There are 2,460 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 34.84% of households in Erwin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Erwin

The median gross income for households in Erwin is $29,133 a year, or $2,428 a month. The median rent for the city is $568 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erwin, a household making less than $1,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Erwin.

Area Median Income In Erwin

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 Erwin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Unicoi County.

In Erwin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Erwin

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 Erwin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Erwin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,800 $44,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Erwin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Erwin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150