Affordable Housing In Kingsport
Hawkins County, Tennessee

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kingsport

Maple Oak Apartments

818 Oak St
Kingsport, TN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Friendship Manor

108 Wampler St
Kingsport, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lighthouse Trailer Park

P.O Box 7252
Kingsport, TN
HCV Welcome

Holston Terrace Inc

1924 Bowater Dr
Kingsport, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Beason Well Apartments

893 New Beason Well Rd
Kingsport, TN
HCV Welcome

Stonecrest

1000 Stonegate Rd
Kingsport, TN
Subsidized

Kingsport West

212 Lewis Ln
Kingsport, TN
Subsidized

Holston Residence, Inc

1800 Mountain View Ave
Kingsport, TN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Holston Development Corporation

2301 E Center St
Kingsport, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Miller Village Apartments

3840 Eastline Dr
Kingsport, TN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Kingsport

Housing Authority Programs
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kingsport, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,015 affordable apartments for rent in Kingsport, Tennessee. Kingsport features 1,478 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 533 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingsport.

Kingsport, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 2,015
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.1

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 $55,100

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 Kingsport HUD Rental Assistance in Kingsport

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 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% of Median $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% of Median $30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kingsport

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 18 low income apartment communities containing 1,156 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kingsport 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 Kingsport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
60% of Median $23,160 $26,460 $29,760 $33,060 $35,760 $38,400 $41,040 $43,680

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 Kingsport is $29,760 a year, or $2,480 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,480 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $744 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% $483 $517 $620 $717 $800 $883
60% $579 $620 $744 $860 $960 $1,059
Fair Market Rents in Kingsport

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
$533 $542 $714 $933 $1,029