The Maryville Housing Authority is a public housing function located in the City of Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. Although the 400 housing units located on four sites were built and are owned by the Maryville Housing Authority, the housing function is financed by the federal government's Housing and Urban Developmnt (HUD). Actual programs in place in Maryville go well beyond the scope of our original stated mission. The Maryville Housing Authority has been honored by HUD as a "High Performing Housing Authority" five consecutive times beginning in 1993.
Many of the residents of the Authority's units are on the border of poverty and only a small number of these people currently receive government assistance in the form of welfare. The greatest advantage to living in subsidized housing is the lower cost of housing. Despite their modest income, many residents have aspirations of elevating their lifestyles and moving into the private sector. This goal is shared by most residents in the family units, and is consistent with the original concept of public housing: to be transitional housing for families during times of temporary distress.