Affordable Housing In Morristown
Hamblen County, Tennessee

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morristown

Laurelwood - A Senior Community

513 S. Hill Street
Morristown, Tennessee
1 BR

Walter's Ridge Apartments

578 Housley Street
Morristown, Tennessee
1-2 BR

Rutledge Place

720 and 730 East Louise Street
Morristown, Tennessee
1-3 BR

Chloe Lane

Old White Pine Road
Morristown, Tennessee

Lincoln Manor Apartments

1107 S Jackson St
Morristown, Tennessee

Kc Home of Morristown

615 Gammon Ave
Morristown, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lincoln Park Apartments

1109 Sulphur Springs Rd
Morristown, Tennessee

Henry Manor

425 N Henry St
Morristown, Tennessee

Five Rivers Service, Inc

825 Donna St
Morristown, Tennessee
Elderly Supportive Housing

600 - 710 Union St

660 Union Ave
Morristown, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Morristown, 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 Morristown, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Morristown Housing Authority 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 Morristown, Tennessee

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,451 affordable apartments for rent in Morristown, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Morristown, Tennessee

Morristown features 1,052 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 Morristown, Tennessee

There are 399 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morristown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morristown, Tennessee

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morristown landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Morristown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morristown, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2022 Morristown, 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
Morristown, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $577 $581 $763 $1,054 $1,128
Morristown, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $519 to $635 $523 to $639 $687 to $839 $949 to $1,159 $1,015 to $1,241

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Morristown, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,451
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,052
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $30,846 ±$2,108
Median Rent $651 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.2% ± 6.77pp
Total Population 29,247

Population and Household Demographics

Morristown is a city in Hamblen County, Tennessee with a population of 29,247. There are 11,245 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 49.92% of households in Morristown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morristown

The median gross income for households in Morristown is $30,846 a year, or $2,571 a month. The median rent for the city is $651 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morristown, a household making less than $2,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Morristown.

Area Median Income In Morristown

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 Morristown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hamblen County.

In Morristown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,800

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 Morristown

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 Morristown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Morristown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Morristown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Morristown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400