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Affordable Housing In Knoxville
Knox County, Tennessee

90 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knoxville

Northgate Terrace

4301 Whittle Springs Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

North Ridge Crossing

712 Breda Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Golden Age Retirement Village

1109 Beaman Lake Road
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Montgomery Village

4530 Joe Lewis Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

The Vista

100 Hall Of Fame Dr
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

The Verandas

107 Flenniken Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Valley Oaks Apartments

3502 Oak Branch Cir
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2 BR
Family & Senior

The Residences at Eastport

579 McConnell St
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR

Mechanicsville

1415 Moses Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Belle Meade Apartments And Townhomes

7209 Old Clinton Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Knoxville

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

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 $806 and $986.

2021 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
Knoxville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $624 $729 $896 $1,182 $1,421
Knoxville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $656 to $802 $806 to $986 $1,064 to $1,300 $1,279 to $1,563

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 $73,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Knoxville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,350 $17,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Knoxville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Knoxville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100