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Affordable Housing In Kingsport
Hawkins County, Tennessee

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kingsport

Maple Oak Apartments

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

Friendship Manor

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

Lighthouse Trailer Park

P.O Box 7252
Kingsport, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Holston Terrace Inc

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

Beason Well Apartments

893 New Beason Well Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

Stonecrest

1000 Stonegate Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Kingsport West

212 Lewis Ln
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subsidized

Holston Residence, Inc

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

Holston Development Corporation

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

Miller Village Apartments

3840 Eastline Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee
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

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,015 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 533 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 $643 and $785.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $533 $542 $714 $933 $1,029
Payment Standard Range $480 to $586 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $840 to $1,026 $926 to $1,132

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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 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