Affordable Housing In Hawkins County
Tennessee

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawkins County

Maple Oak Apartments

818 Oak St
Kingsport, TN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Burton Plaza Apartments

122 Burton Road, A29
Rogersville, TN
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Rogersville Terrace Apartments

801 West Broadway St
Rogersville, TN
Subsidized

Greenbriar Village

234 Petersburg Rd
Rogersville, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Friendship Manor

108 Wampler St
Kingsport, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lighthouse Trailer Park

P.O Box 7252
Kingsport, TN
HCV Welcome

Holston Terrace Inc

1924 Bowater Dr
Kingsport, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Beason Well Apartments

893 New Beason Well Rd
Kingsport, TN
HCV Welcome

Cherokee Square Apartments

2013 Brown Dr
Rogersville, TN
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Stonecrest

1000 Stonegate Rd
Kingsport, TN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Hawkins County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Hawkins County

Housing Authority Programs
Rogersville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hawkins County, Tennessee

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,603 affordable apartments for rent in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Hawkins County features 1,970 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 629 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hawkins County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hawkins County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,603
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,970
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $36,927 ±$1,670
Median Rent $598 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.92% ± 5.38pp
Total Population 56,595

Population and Household Demographics

Hawkins County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 56,595. There are 23,167 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 25.41% of households in Hawkins County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawkins County

The median gross income for households in Hawkins County is $36,927 a year, or $3,077 a month. The median rent for the county is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawkins County, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawkins County.1

Area Median Income In Hawkins 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 Hawkins County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,100

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 Hawkins 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 Hawkins County HUD Rental Assistance in Hawkins 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 Hawkins County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 21 low income apartment communities containing 1,266 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hawkins 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 Hawkins 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 Hawkins 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 Hawkins 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$533 $542 $714 $933 $1,029

Cities In Hawkins County

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City Listings Served By
Kingsport 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingsport is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Bulls Gap 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bulls Gap is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Rogersville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rogersville are the Rogersville Housing Authority and Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Church Hill 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Church Hill is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Mooresburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mooresburg is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Mount Carmel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Carmel is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Surgoinsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Surgoinsville is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.