Affordable Housing In Roane County
Tennessee

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Roane County

Deer Run Apartments

5334 Roane State Hwy
Rockwood, Tennessee

Russell Park Apartments II

134 Brown West Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee

Shadow Lodge, Inc

111 Shadow Lodge Dr
Rockwood, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Meadows

303 Meadows Pl
Rockwood, Tennessee
Subsidized

Evans Hts W - Martin Manor

101 Evans Hts
Rockwood, Tennessee

Kingston Four Apartments II

701 Forest Brook Ln
Kingston, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Roane County, 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 Roane County, Tennessee

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

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 $736 and $900.

2022 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
Roane County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $543 $666 $818 $1,066 $1,228
Roane County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $599 to $733 $736 to $900 $959 to $1,173 $1,105 to $1,351

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 $67,900

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Roane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,950 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Roane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Roane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100

Cities In Roane County

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City Served By
Kingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingston is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Midtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midtown is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Rockwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockwood are the Rockwood Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.