Affordable Housing In Sevier County
Tennessee

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sevier County

Riverview Apartments

315 Howard Dr
Sevierville, TN
Subsidized

Park Village Apartments

905 Park Rd
Sevierville, TN
Subsidized

Mildred Miller Group Home

1259 Llama Ln
Sevierville, TN
Subsidized

Woodland Park Apartments

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

Gateway Village

120 W Paine St
Sevierville, TN
Subsidized

Leconte Terrace

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

Ridgewood Village

716 Cp Wilson Dr
Sevierville, TN

Dogwood Ridge Apartments

1263 Smithwood Rd
Sevierville, TN
HCV Welcome

Gist Creek Apartments

446 Gists Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN
HCV Welcome

Vol Housing Dev Sevierville

220 Maggie Mack Ln
Sevierville, TN
HCV Welcome

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 696 affordable apartments for rent in Sevier County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 435 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sevier County, HUD housing programs support 99 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 261 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Sevier County

Housing Authority Programs
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Sevier County

Housing Authority Programs
Sevierville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sevier County, Tennessee

Sevier County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 696
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 93,617
Housing Units 36,717
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.1

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 $55,600

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 Sevier County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,050 $32,250 $34,500 $36,700
50% of Median $19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $30,050 $32,250 $34,500 $36,700
80% of Median $31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sevier County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 5 low income apartment communities containing 296 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sevier County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sevier County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $30,050 $32,250 $34,500 $36,700
60% of Median $23,400 $26,700 $30,060 $33,360 $36,060 $38,700 $41,400 $44,040

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sevier County is $30,060 a year, or $2,505 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,505 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $752 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $488 $522 $626 $723 $806 $890
60% $585 $626 $752 $868 $968 $1,068
Fair Market Rents in Sevier County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$616 $625 $724 $1,030 $1,130

Cities In Sevier County

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City Listings Served By
Sevierville 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sevierville are the Sevierville Housing Authority, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Pigeon Forge 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pigeon Forge are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Elsinore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elsinore are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Glenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glenwood are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Monroe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Redmond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redmond are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Sigurd 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sigurd are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Fairgarden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairgarden are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Gatlinburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gatlinburg are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.
Pittman Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittman Center are the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office and Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office.