Affordable Housing In Hawkins County
Tennessee

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawkins County

Robert E Lee Homes

651 Dale St
Kingsport, Tennessee

Frank L Cloud Homes

1059 Robertson St
Kingsport, Tennessee

Dogwood Terrace Holly Hills

1921 Bowater Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee

Riverview Place

214 Louis St
Kingsport, Tennessee

One Wilcox Place

650 N Wilcox Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee

Walker Rosa Apartments

1014 Tip Top Ave
Kingsport, Tennessee

City View Apartments

1037 Bloomingdale Pike
Kingsport, Tennessee

Bulls Gap - Gilleys Annex

263 Sycamore Dr
Bulls Gap, Tennessee

Finley Villa

100 Finley Villa Private Ct
Kingsport, Tennessee

Fugate Hill

601 S Rogers St
Rogersville, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hawkins County, 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 Hawkins County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
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 Hawkins County, Tennessee

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,751 affordable apartments for rent in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Hawkins County, Tennessee

Hawkins County features 2,002 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 Hawkins County, Tennessee

There are 749 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hawkins County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawkins County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hawkins County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2022 Hawkins 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
Hawkins County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Hawkins County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $491 to $601 $632 to $772 $828 to $1,012 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hawkins County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,751
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,002
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.

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 $59,600

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hawkins County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hawkins County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hawkins County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hawkins County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000

Cities In Hawkins County

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