Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Tennessee

As of April 4th 2020, there are 11 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Tennessee.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 11 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Tennessee that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 91 housing authorities in Tennessee which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Hamilton County, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 15th, 2020
Tennessee Regional, Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Closed on November 22nd, 2019
Davidson County, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 25th, 2019
Rutherford County, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 18th, 2019
Knoxville, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 8th, 2019
Multi-County, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 3rd, 2019
Johnson City, Tennessee Closed on April 9th, 2019
Madison County, Tennessee Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 20th, 2018