Affordable Housing In Unicoi County
Tennessee

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Unicoi County

Whispering Meadows

1821 Zane Whitson Dr
Erwin, Tennessee

Meadowood Park

1126 E Erwin Rd
Erwin, Tennessee
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Erwin Ha

750 Carolina Ave
Erwin, Tennessee

Four Seasons Apartments CO George Morosani

200 Four Seasons Cir
Erwin, Tennessee
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Unicoi 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 Unicoi 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 Unicoi County, Tennessee

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 225 affordable apartments for rent in Unicoi County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Unicoi County, Tennessee

Unicoi County features 161 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 Unicoi County, Tennessee

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Unicoi County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Unicoi County, Tennessee

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Unicoi County, Tennessee for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Unicoi 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
Unicoi County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $609 $648 $781 $997 $1,182
Unicoi County, Tennessee Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $583 to $713 $703 to $859 $897 to $1,097 $1,064 to $1,300

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Unicoi County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 225
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $33,210 ±$3,559
Median Rent $602 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.4% ± 8.03pp
Total Population 18,069

Population and Household Demographics

Unicoi County is a county in Tennessee with a population of 18,069. There are 7,428 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 25.67% of households in Unicoi County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Unicoi County

The median gross income for households in Unicoi County is $33,210 a year, or $2,768 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 Unicoi County, a household making less than $2,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Unicoi County.

Area Median Income In Unicoi 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 Unicoi County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Unicoi 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 Unicoi County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Unicoi County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Unicoi County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Unicoi County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700

Cities In Unicoi County

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City Served By
Banner Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Banner Hill is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Erwin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erwin are the Erwin Housing Authority and Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Unicoi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unicoi is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.