Affordable Housing In Sevier County
Tennessee

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sevier County

Riverview Apartments

315 Howard Dr
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Park Village Apartments

905 Park Rd
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Mildred Miller Group Home

1259 Llama Ln
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Woodland Park Apartments

202 Hardin Ln
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gateway Village

120 W Paine St
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Leconte Terrace

Maggie Mack Ln
Sevierville, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridgewood Village

716 Cp Wilson Dr
Sevierville, Tennessee

Dogwood Ridge Apartments

1263 Smithwood Rd
Sevierville, Tennessee

Gist Creek Apartments

446 Gists Creek Rd
Sevierville, Tennessee

Vol Housing Dev Sevierville

220 Maggie Mack Ln
Sevierville, Tennessee

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

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 696 affordable apartments for rent in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Sevier County, Tennessee

Sevier County features 435 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 Sevier County, Tennessee

There are 261 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sevier County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sevier County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sevier County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $756 and $924.

2022 Sevier 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
Sevier County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $674 $706 $840 $1,083 $1,163
Sevier County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $607 to $741 $635 to $777 $756 to $924 $975 to $1,191 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sevier County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 696
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $42,258 ±$1,584
Median Rent $722 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.93% ± 4.23pp
Total Population 93,617

Population and Household Demographics

Sevier County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 93,617. There are 36,717 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 33.49% of households in Sevier County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sevier County

The median gross income for households in Sevier County is $42,258 a year, or $3,522 a month. The median rent for the county is $722 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sevier County, a household making less than $2,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Sevier County.

Area Median Income In Sevier 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 Sevier County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Sevier 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 Sevier County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,600 $25,400 $28,200 $30,500 $32,750 $35,000 $37,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,600 $36,100 $40,600 $45,100 $48,750 $52,350 $55,950 $59,550

Cities In Sevier County

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City Served By
Elsinore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elsinore is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Fairgarden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairgarden is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Gatlinburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gatlinburg is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Glenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwood is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroe is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Pigeon Forge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pigeon Forge is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Pittman Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittman Center is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Redmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redmond is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Sevierville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sevierville are the Sevierville Housing Authority and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Sigurd The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sigurd is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.