Affordable Housing In Johnson City
Washington County, Tennessee

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson City

Watauga Square Apartments

503 W Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Briarcliff Apartments

1720 Nathaniel Dr #13
Johnson City, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Clark Manor

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN
HCV Welcome

Harrison Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN
VASH Welcome

City View Apartments

810 Briarcliff Rd
Johnson City, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

John Sevier Center

141 East Market St
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Mountain Site Apartments

Mountain Site Dr
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Tyler Apartments

7 Trivette Concourse
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Westgate Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN

Charleston Square Townhomes

81 Charleston Sq
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Johnson City

Housing Authority Programs
Johnson City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson City, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,359 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson City, Tennessee. Johnson City features 1,747 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 612 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnson City.

Johnson City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,747
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $39,566 ±$2,245
Median Rent $686 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.95% ± 3.57pp
Total Population 64,978

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson City is a City in Washington County, Tennessee with a population of 64,978. There are 27,714 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 46.13% of households in Johnson City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson City

The median gross income for households in Johnson City is $39,566 a year, or $3,297 a month. The median rent for the city is $686 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson City, a household making less than $2,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson City.1

Area Median Income In Johnson City

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 Johnson City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Johnson City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Johnson City

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 Johnson City HUD Rental Assistance in Johnson City

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 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
80% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnson City

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, 14 low income apartment communities containing 939 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnson City 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 Johnson City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
60% of Median $22,680 $25,920 $29,160 $32,340 $34,980 $37,560 $40,140 $42,720

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 Johnson City is $29,160 a year, or $2,430 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,430 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $729 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% $473 $506 $608 $701 $783 $863
60% $567 $608 $729 $842 $939 $1,036
Fair Market Rents in Johnson City

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
$558 $564 $692 $874 $1,020