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Affordable Housing In Roane County
Tennessee

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Roane County

Rockwood Village

601 South Chamberlain Ave
Rockwood, Tennessee
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Courtney Square Apartments

250 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee
Subsidized

Hope Haven IIi

600 Clark St
Kingston, Tennessee
Subsidized

The Webster Home

141 Hart Cir
Kingston, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Simmons Manor

717 Greenwood St
Kingston, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hope Haven I

313 Michael Dunn Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee
Subsidized

Hope Haven II

763 Clymersville Rd
Rockwood, Tennessee
Subsidized

Lakewood Village

375 S 3rd St
Kingston, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kingston Four Apartments

1337 Forest Hills Ln
Kingston, Tennessee

Crossville Ha Rockwood 11

101 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Housing Authorities that serve Roane County

Housing Authority Programs
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 Roane County, Tennessee

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 791 affordable apartments for rent in Roane County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Roane County, Tennessee

Roane County features 451 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 Roane County, Tennessee

There are 340 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Roane County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Roane County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Roane County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $739 and $903.

2020 Roane County, 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 $535 $623 $821 $1,023 $1,255
Payment Standard Range $482 to $589 $561 to $685 $739 to $903 $921 to $1,125 $1,130 to $1,381

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Roane County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 791
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $40,854 ±$2,321
Median Rent $682 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.92% ± 6.01pp
Total Population 53,162

Population and Household Demographics

Roane County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 53,162. There are 21,887 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 27.41% of households in Roane County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Roane County

The median gross income for households in Roane County is $40,854 a year, or $3,405 a month. The median rent for the county is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Roane County, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Roane County.

Area Median Income In Roane County

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.

In Roane County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,300

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 Roane County

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 Roane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,250 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900

Cities In Roane County

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City Served By
Kingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingston are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Midtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Midtown are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Rockwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockwood are the Rockwood Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.