Affordable Housing In Kingston
Roane County, Tennessee

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kingston

Hope Haven III

600 Clark St
Kingston, Tennessee

The Webster Home

141 Hart Cir
Kingston, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Simmons Manor

717 Greenwood St
Kingston, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakewood Village

375 S 3rd St
Kingston, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kingston Four Apartments

1337 Forest Hills Ln
Kingston, Tennessee

Kingston Four Apartments II

701 Forest Brook Ln
Kingston, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kingston, 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 Kingston, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kingston, Tennessee

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 306 affordable apartments for rent in Kingston, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Kingston, Tennessee

Kingston features 74 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 Kingston, Tennessee

There are 232 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kingston, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kingston, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $736 and $900.

2022 Kingston, 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
Kingston, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $543 $666 $818 $1,066 $1,228
Kingston, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $599 to $733 $736 to $900 $959 to $1,173 $1,105 to $1,351

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kingston, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 306
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $45,377 ±$5,363
Median Rent $709 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.15% ± 14.67pp
Total Population 5,865

Population and Household Demographics

Kingston is a city in Roane County, Tennessee with a population of 5,865. There are 2,523 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 33.33% of households in Kingston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kingston

The median gross income for households in Kingston is $45,377 a year, or $3,781 a month. The median rent for the city is $709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kingston, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Kingston.

Area Median Income In Kingston

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 Kingston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Roane County.

In Kingston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Kingston

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 Kingston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kingston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,950 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kingston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kingston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100