Affordable Housing In Sullivan County
Tennessee

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sullivan County

Ridgeview Bristol Apartments

343 Brown Ave
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lighthouse Trailer Park

P.O Box 7252
Kingsport, Tennessee

Steele Creek Housing Corporation

719 Kentucky Ave
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bristol Community Homes

4121 Old Jonesboro Rd
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized

Bristol Resid Dev Corp

2951 Broad St
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mountain View Apartments

3357 Avoca Rd
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized

South Holston Development Corporation

2940 Broad St
Bristol, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Family Units

600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Bristol, Tennessee

Edgemont Towers

100 Ash St
Bristol, Tennessee

Sage Meadows

661 Meadow View Rd
Bristol, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Sullivan County, Tennessee

Housing Authority Programs
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sullivan County, Tennessee

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 651 affordable apartments for rent in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Sullivan County features 549 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 $632 and $772.

2022 Sullivan 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
Sullivan County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Sullivan County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $491 to $601 $632 to $772 $828 to $1,012 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sullivan County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 651
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 549
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $40,346 ±$883
Median Rent $602 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.13% ± 3.13pp
Total Population 156,752

Population and Household Demographics

Sullivan County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 156,752. There are 66,421 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 26.44% of households in Sullivan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sullivan County

The median gross income for households in Sullivan County is $40,346 a year, or $3,362 a month. The median rent for the county is $602 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sullivan County, a household making less than $2,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Sullivan County.

Area Median Income In Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sullivan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sullivan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sullivan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000

Cities In Sullivan County

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City Served By
Bloomingdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomingdale is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Blountville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blountville are the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority and Bristol Housing.
Bluff City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bluff City are the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority and Bristol Housing.
Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Bristol Housing.
Colonial Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colonial Heights is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Piney Flats The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Piney Flats are the Bristol Housing and Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Spurgeon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spurgeon is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Walnut Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut Hill is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.