KHRA News and Info

Public Housing News and Info

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families.
Public Housing Overview
Our Communities
Public Housing FAQ
Public Housing Staff

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Housing Choice Vouchers News and Info

The Section 8 tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority for the jurisdiction of: City of Kingsport / County of Sullivan, Hawkins, Washington, Unicoi, Greene, Johnson.
HCV Overview
HCV Staff

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Special Housing Programs News and Info

Homeless Assistance

The purpose of the Homeless Assistance Programs is to reduce the incidence of homelessness by assisting homeless individuals and families in quickly transitioning to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. KHRA's Homeless Assistance Program includes five grants providing housing for 110 chronically homeless families and individuals in Northeast Tennessee.
Shelter Plus Care
Supportive Housing Program

HOPWA Program

In 2006 KHRA was awarded a HOPWA grant through HUD's national competitive process. The grant provides housing assistance for up to 52 low-income individuals with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and their families in the eight Northeast counties of Tennessee. In 2009, KHRA's grant was renewed meaning that this grant will continue to serve people in Northeast Tennessee through 2014.

Housing Opportunities for
  Persons with AIDS

Special Programs Contacts
Self Sufficiency Programs News and Info

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary five (5) year program in which an Individual Training and Services Plan is developed with each participant to design a clear path of specific goals and objectives in order to achieve living wage employment and gain economic self-sufficiency.
FSS Overview

Community Supportive Services (CSS)

Community and Supportive Services is a component of the HOPE VI revitalization project, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Community and Supportive Services emphasize hope, opportunity and upward mobility for current residents by promoting education and employment, and community involvement. The program can help residents find solutions to overcome barriers, so they can move forward toward their success in economic independence.

CSS Overview
Resident Initiatives News and Info

KHRA's Resident Initiatives Program is a cooperative effort between KHRA staff and residents to promote self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.

As part of our mission we work to address self-sufficiency and quality of life issues that concern our residents.

Resident Initiatives Overview

Resident Initiatives Staff

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Kingsport Redevelopment


Redevelopment is the rejuvenation and revitalization of existing commercial, retail, office, and residential uses, with the goal of attaining the highest and best economic use of properties within designated Redevelopment Districts.

Housing Authorities throughout the state are given responsibilities and powers to carry out redevelopment on behalf of the cities in Tennessee. Because of the statutory powers, the City of Kingsport has asked KHRA to undertake these activities.

Redevelopment Main Page

Hope VI

The HOPE VI and FreshStart Foundation programs operate under the guidance and supervision of the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) to provide affordable housing and services to residents to move them to self-sufficiency with a potential goal of home ownership in the City of Kingsport.

Hope VI Website


Special Called Meeting of the KHRA Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12 noon. Complete details of meeting time and location available on the Calendar – Click Here to view Event

Notice: Cancellation of 8/22/18 Board Meeting

Notice of Cancellation of Board Meeting The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12 noon at 906 E. Sevier Ave. has been cancelled.

Housing News

Pay Rent Online

KHRA has a new way to pay your rent!

HCV Waiting List Re-Opening 3/1/2018

KHRA will be accepting pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning March 1, 2018.