Affordable Housing In Lenoir City
Loudon County, Tennessee

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lenoir City

Springplace Apartments

304 Locust St
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Mcghee Square

225 Kelly Ln
Lenoir City, Tennessee

Hines Valley Apartments

1 Hines Ct
Lenoir City, Tennessee

River Manor Apartments

6370 Industrial Blvd
Lenoir City, Tennessee

Sunset Hills

100 Oakwood Dr
Lenoir City, Tennessee

Town Creek Village

171 Country Ln
Lenoir City, Tennessee

Dogwood Terrace III

600 Ivy St
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Silver Hills Apartments

699 Grayson Freedman Ln
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City, Tennessee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lenoir City, Tennessee

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 553 affordable apartments for rent in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Lenoir City, Tennessee

Lenoir City features 404 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 Lenoir City, Tennessee

There are 149 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lenoir City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lenoir City, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lenoir City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lenoir City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lenoir City, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $882 and $1,078.

2022 Lenoir City, 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
Lenoir City, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $717 $800 $980 $1,287 $1,512
Lenoir City, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $645 to $789 $720 to $880 $882 to $1,078 $1,158 to $1,416 $1,361 to $1,663

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lenoir City, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 553
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 404
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $35,163 ±$6,030
Median Rent $726 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52% ± 14.53pp
Total Population 8,943

Population and Household Demographics

Lenoir City is a city in Loudon County, Tennessee with a population of 8,943. There are 3,289 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 44.15% of households in Lenoir City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lenoir City

The median gross income for households in Lenoir City is $35,163 a year, or $2,930 a month. The median rent for the city is $726 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lenoir City, a household making less than $2,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52% of households who rent are overburdened in Lenoir City.

Area Median Income In Lenoir City

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 Lenoir City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Loudon County.

In Lenoir City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,400

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 Lenoir City

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 Lenoir City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lenoir City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,150 $19,600 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lenoir City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lenoir City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,750 $52,250 $58,800 $65,300 $70,550 $75,750 $81,000 $86,200