Affordable Housing In Greene County
Tennessee

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greene County

Indian Hills Apartments

800 Indian Hills Circle
Greeneville, TN
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2-3 BR
Subsidized

Woodridge Apartments

1001 Light St
Greeneville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Plaza Towers

224 Thornwood Dr
Greeneville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Courtyard Apartments

717 Forest St
Greeneville, TN
Subsidized

Woodridge Apartments Annex

1101 Light St
Greeneville, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Greeneville Terrace Apartments

406 Elk St
Greeneville, TN
Subsidized

Crockett Development

801 Arnold Rd
Greeneville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crockett Residential

1010 Arnold Rd
Greeneville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Earl H. Smith Homes

206 Ross Blvd
Greeneville, TN

Hidden Oaks

1108 W Summer St
Greeneville, TN
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There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,021 affordable apartments for rent in Greene County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 762 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Greene County, HUD housing programs support 152 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 259 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Greene County

Housing Authority Programs
Morristown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Greene County

Housing Authority Programs
Greeneville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greene County, Tennessee

Greene County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,021
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 762
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Total Population 68,576
Housing Units 28,061
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $35,196 ±$957
Median Rent $558 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.08% ± 4.29pp

Population and Household Demographics

Greene County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 68,576. There are 28,061 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 28.52% of households in Greene County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greene County

The median gross income for households in Greene County is $35,196 a year, or $2,933 a month. The median rent for the county is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greene County, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Greene County.1

Area Median Income In Greene 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 Greene County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Greene 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 Greene County HUD Rental Assistance in Greene 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 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% of Median $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% of Median $30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Greene County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2006, 6 low income apartment communities containing 288 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Greene County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Greene County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
60% of Median $23,160 $26,460 $29,760 $33,060 $35,760 $38,400 $41,040 $43,680

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Greene County is $29,760 a year, or $2,480 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,480 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $744 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $483 $517 $620 $717 $800 $883
60% $579 $620 $744 $860 $960 $1,059
Fair Market Rents in Greene County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$472 $475 $619 $812 $968

Cities In Greene County

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City Listings Served By
Greeneville 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greeneville are the Greeneville Housing Authority and Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Baileyton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baileyton is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Fall Branch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fall Branch is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Mosheim 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mosheim is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Tusculum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tusculum is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.