Affordable Housing In Kingsport
Hawkins County, Tennessee

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kingsport

Maple Oak Apartments

818 Oak St
Kingsport, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR

Lynnview Ridge Apartments

633 Barnett Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Friendship Manor

108 Wampler St
Kingsport, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lighthouse Trailer Park

P.O Box 7252
Kingsport, Tennessee

Holston Terrace Inc

1924 Bowater Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Beason Well Apartments

893 New Beason Well Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee


1000 Stonegate Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport West

212 Lewis Ln
Kingsport, Tennessee

Holston Residence, Inc

1800 Mountain View Ave
Kingsport, Tennessee
Disabled Supportive Housing

Holston Development Corporation

2301 E Center St
Kingsport, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kingsport, 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 Kingsport, 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 Kingsport, Tennessee

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,087 affordable apartments for rent in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport features 1,478 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 Kingsport, Tennessee

There are 605 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingsport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kingsport, Tennessee

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

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

2022 Kingsport, 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
Kingsport, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Kingsport, 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 research.

Kingsport, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,087
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,478
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $37,465 ±$1,871
Median Rent $582 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.45% ± 4.95pp
Total Population 52,898

Population and Household Demographics

Kingsport is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee with a population of 52,898. There are 23,615 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 36.81% of households in Kingsport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kingsport

The median gross income for households in Kingsport is $37,465 a year, or $3,122 a month. The median rent for the city is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kingsport, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Kingsport.

Area Median Income In Kingsport

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 Kingsport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawkins County.

In Kingsport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Kingsport

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 Kingsport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kingsport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,300 $44,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kingsport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,650 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,650 $41,300 $44,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kingsport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400