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All applicants for Public Housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program must successfully complete the screening process (income eligibility, criminal background check and prior HUD program participation) in order to be housed or issued a voucher. Public Housing applicants will also have their applications screened for prior landlord and credit history.

**VETERANS** – If you have served in the Armed Forces & are in need of housing assistance, please contact Veteran Affairs at 865-670-2369. You may qualify for a special VASH voucher.

Income limits are set by HUD. (see table below.) Persons wanting to live in our Public Housing must have a gross income at or below the “Low Income” limit for the appropriate family/household size.

Persons wanting to enter our Section 8/HCV Program must have a gross income at or below the “Extremely Low” limit for the appropriate family/household size.

FY 2020 HUD INCOME LIMITS

INCOME LIMITS FOR ORHA HOUSING PROGRAMS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD

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