Affordable Housing In Washington County
Tennessee

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Watauga Square Apartments

503 W Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Briarcliff Apartments

1720 Nathaniel Dr #13
Johnson City, TN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Clark Manor

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN
HCV Welcome

Harrison Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN
VASH Welcome

City View Apartments

810 Briarcliff Rd
Johnson City, TN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

John Sevier Center

141 East Market St
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Mountain Site Apartments

Mountain Site Dr
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Tyler Apartments

7 Trivette Concourse
Johnson City, TN
Subsidized

Westgate Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, TN

Jackson Heights Apartments

1298 W Jackson Blvd
Jonesborough, TN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Johnson City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Tennessee

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,468 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Tennessee. Washington County features 1,856 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 612 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Washington County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,468
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,856
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $42,817 ±$1,365
Median Rent $692 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.28% ± 3.02pp
Total Population 125,317

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Tennessee with a population of 125,317. There are 52,638 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 33.83% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $42,817 a year, or $3,568 a month. The median rent for the county is $692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington 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 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
80% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900

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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
60% of Median $22,680 $25,920 $29,160 $32,340 $34,980 $37,560 $40,140 $42,720

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 Washington County is $29,160 a year, or $2,430 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,430 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $729 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% $473 $506 $608 $701 $783 $863
60% $567 $608 $729 $842 $939 $1,036
Fair Market Rents in Washington 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$558 $564 $692 $874 $1,020

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Gray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gray is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Jonesborough 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonesborough is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Johnson City 35 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson City is the Johnson City Housing Authority.
Apple Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Apple Valley is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Dammeron Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dammeron Valley is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Ivins 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ivins is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
New Harmony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Harmony is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Pine Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Valley is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Santa Clara 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Clara is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Veyo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Veyo is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Virgin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Virgin is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Oak Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Grove is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.
Telford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Telford is the Kingsport Housing And Redevelopment Authority.