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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, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Briarcliff Apartments

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

Clark Manor

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Harrison Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee
VASH Welcome

City View Apartments

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

John Sevier Center

141 East Market St
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Mountain Site Apartments

Mountain Site Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Tyler Apartments

7 Trivette Concourse
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Westgate Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee

Charleston Square Townhomes

81 Charleston Sq
Johnson City, Tennessee
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

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,359 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Johnson City, Tennessee

Johnson City features 1,747 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 Johnson City, Tennessee

There are 612 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnson City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Johnson City, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Johnson City, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $623 and $761.

2020 Johnson City, 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
Fair Market Rent $558 $564 $692 $874 $1,020
Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $508 to $620 $623 to $761 $787 to $961 $918 to $1,122

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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 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