Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sullivan County, TN

Discover affordable housing in Sullivan County where there are 10+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mountain View Apartments

3357 Avoca Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Steele Creek Housing Corporation

719 Kentucky Ave, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

South Holston Development Corporation

2940 Broad St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Ridgeview Bristol Apartments

343 Brown Ave, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Bristol Resid Dev Corp

2951 Broad St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Bristol Community Homes

4121 Old Jonesboro Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Sage Meadows

661 Meadow View Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Edgemont Towers

100 Ash St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Beaver Run Apartments

1102 N Paperville Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Family Units

600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

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Reported On December 21st, 2023 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sullivan County, Tennessee
$9.89 (+136%) more than Tennessee minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Sullivan 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Go to the Tennessee Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sullivan County.

How many renters live in Sullivan County, Tennessee?

The County of Sullivan County has 160,820 people living in 69,704 households.

There are 40,097 renters living in 18,642 renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.93 percent of the population living in Sullivan County.

What is the rental market like in Sullivan County, Tennessee?

There are an estimated 75,686 housing units in the Sullivan County area. Of these, 19,440 units are rental homes, making up 26 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sullivan County, Tennessee, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sullivan County?

The rental vacancy rate in Sullivan County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Sullivan County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sullivan County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
354 3,515 7,724 5,998 1,051
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sullivan County

A large number of apartments in Sullivan County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Sullivan County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 35 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Sullivan County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $677 to $1,335. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $677
One BR $717
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,179
Four BR $1,335
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sullivan County, Tennessee

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Sullivan County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 272 77 percent
One BR 2,116 60 percent
Two BR 4,033 52 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sullivan County, Tennessee

How many affordable rental units are in Sullivan County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Sullivan County, Tennessee including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,635
Public Housing 354
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 879
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 95
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 30
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Sullivan County features 531 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 Sullivan County, Tennessee

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sullivan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sullivan County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sullivan County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.