Affordable Housing In Johnson County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County

Shouns Manor Apartment

3933 Highway 421 South
Mountain City, Tennessee

Village Apartments

1168 S Shady St
Mountain City, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hillcrest Apartments

2000 Crossroads Dr
Mountain City, Tennessee

Mountain City Manor Apartments

310 Dotson Ln
Mountain City, Tennessee

Heritage Acres

924 Medical Park Dr
Mountain City, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County, Tennessee

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 356 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Johnson County, Tennessee

Johnson County features 164 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 County, Tennessee

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Johnson County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Johnson County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $608 and $744.

2022 Johnson 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
Johnson County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $547 $557 $676 $836 $979
Johnson County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $501 to $613 $608 to $744 $752 to $920 $881 to $1,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Johnson County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 356
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.5%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $30,763 ±$3,533
Median Rent $472 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.44% ± 9.37pp
Total Population 18,017

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 18,017. There are 7,009 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 22.5% of households in Johnson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson County

The median gross income for households in Johnson County is $30,763 a year, or $2,564 a month. The median rent for the county is $472 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson County, a household making less than $1,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson County.

Area Median Income In Johnson 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 Johnson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,900

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 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 Johnson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Johnson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Johnson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Johnson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Johnson County

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City Served By
Mountain City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain City is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.