Affordable Housing In Johnson City
Washington County, Tennessee

40 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+

Baker Street Apartments

808 Baker St
Johnson City, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR

Clark Manor

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Johnson City, 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 Johnson City, Tennessee

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 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,677 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Johnson City, Tennessee

Johnson City features 2,065 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 $703 and $859.

2022 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
Johnson City, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $609 $648 $781 $997 $1,182
Johnson City, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $583 to $713 $703 to $859 $897 to $1,097 $1,064 to $1,300

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Johnson City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,677
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,065
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.

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 $63,900

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Johnson City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Johnson City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Johnson City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700