Sevierville, Tennessee Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Sevierville, Tennessee

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Sevierville. Go to the Tennessee Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Sevierville.

Finding Affordable Housing in Sevierville, Tennessee

There are 307 low-income apartments in Sevierville that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 435 low-income homes in Sevierville where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $271 towards rent each month.

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220 Maggie Mack Ln
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 16th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Sevierville

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Sevierville, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Sevierville Housing Authority Public Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Homeownership
Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sevierville.

Sevierville, Tennessee Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sevierville, Tennessee

Sevierville 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 Sevierville, Tennessee

There are 307 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sevierville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sevierville, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sevierville, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,040.

2023 Sevierville, 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
Sevierville, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $726 $783 $945 $1,205 $1,269
Sevierville, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $653 to $799 $705 to $861 $851 to $1,040 $1,085 to $1,326 $1,142 to $1,396

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sevierville, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 742
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $34,833 ±$3,307
Median Rent $696 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.9% ± 6.76pp
Total Population 15,903

Population and Household Demographics

Sevierville is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee with a population of 15,903. There are 5,821 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 54.34% of households in Sevierville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sevierville

The median gross income for households in Sevierville is $34,833 a year, or $2,903 a month. The median rent for the city is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sevierville, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Sevierville.

Area Median Income In Sevierville

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Sevierville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sevier County.

In Sevierville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Sevierville

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 Sevierville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sevierville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sevierville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sevierville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600