Housing vouchers available through ETHRA

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in sixteen East Tennessee counties. Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this program helps families obtain safe, decent housing at an affordable price.

In addition to 784 traditional vouchers, ETHRA has 40 Mainstream Vouchers for families with non-elderly disabled adults, and 31 new Emergency Housing Vouchers for families who are currently homeless or facing potential homelessness. Voucher holders choose their own homes which are inspected to ensure that HUD’s Housing Quality Standards are met.

The rental subsidy is income-based and paid directly to the property owner.

The Emergency Housing Vouchers also include funds for rental and utility deposits. With dozens of qualified families needing homes to rent with their vouchers, property owners and managers who would like to participate are encouraged to contact Lisa Condrey or Steve Bandy at (865) 691-2551 (e-mail lcondrey@ethra.org and sbandy@ethra.org) for more information. Additional resources for Housing Choice Voucher landlords are available at HUD’s website: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/landlord