Affordable Housing In Washington County
Tennessee

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Watauga Square Apartments

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

Briarcliff Apartments

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

Baker Street Apartments

808 Baker St
Johnson City, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR

Clark Manor

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee

Harrison Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee
VASH Welcome

City View Apartments

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

John Sevier Center

141 East Market St
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Mountain Site Apartments

Mountain Site Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Tyler Apartments

7 Trivette Concourse
Johnson City, Tennessee
Subsidized

Westgate Village

1720 Nathaniel Dr
Johnson City, Tennessee

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, Tennessee

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,810 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Tennessee.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Tennessee

Washington County features 2,198 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 Washington County, Tennessee

There are 612 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Tennessee

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

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

2022 Washington 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
Washington County, Tennessee Fair Market Rent $609 $648 $781 $997 $1,182
Washington 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.

Washington County, TN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,810
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,198
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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County

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