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Affordable Housing In Knoxville
Knox County, Tennessee

90 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knoxville

Pine Ridge Apartments

4700 Schubert Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Market Rate

Summit Towers

201 Locust St
Knoxville, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible

Morningside Gardens

1800 Linden Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Big Oak Apartments

3807 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Holston Oaks Apartments

1930 Natchez Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Western Heights

1621 Jourolman Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Lonsdale Homes

2020 Minnesota Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Austin Homes

1115 E New St
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Dr Lee Williams Senior Complex

317 McConnell St
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Cagle Terrace

515 Renford Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Knoxville

Housing Authority Programs
Knoxville Community Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knoxville, Tennessee

There are 90 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,239 affordable apartments for rent in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville features 6,567 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 Knoxville, Tennessee

There are 2,453 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knoxville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knoxville, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Knoxville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Knoxville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Knoxville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,007.

2020 Knoxville, 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 $624 $742 $915 $1,198 $1,476
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $668 to $816 $824 to $1,007 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,328 to $1,624

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Knoxville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 90
Total Low Income Apartments 9,239
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 6,567
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $34,226 ±$826
Median Rent $752 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.59% ± 2.04pp
Total Population 183,066

Population and Household Demographics

Knoxville is a city in Knox County, Tennessee with a population of 183,066. There are 81,073 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 53.41% of households in Knoxville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knoxville

The median gross income for households in Knoxville is $34,226 a year, or $2,852 a month. The median rent for the city is $752 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knoxville, a household making less than $2,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Knoxville.

Area Median Income In Knoxville

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 Knoxville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Knox County.

In Knoxville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Knoxville

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 Knoxville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% of Median $41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050