Affordable Housing In Sevier County
13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sevier County
Housing Authorities that serve Sevier County
|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 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 $691 and $845.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$656||$663||$768||$1,050||$1,167|
|Payment Standard Range||$590 to $722||$597 to $729||$691 to $845||$945 to $1,155||$1,050 to $1,284|
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|
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 $58,200
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,760||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$33,800||$36,100||$38,450|
|50% of Median||$20,400||$23,300||$26,200||$29,100||$31,450||$33,800||$36,100||$38,450|
|80% of Median||$32,600||$37,250||$41,900||$46,550||$50,300||$54,000||$57,750||$61,450|
Cities In Sevier County
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