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Affordable Housing In Allen County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allen County

Alco Apartments

110 East Moncrief Street
Scottsville, Kentucky
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Scottsville Country Place Apartments

51 Hinton Ave
Scottsville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Briarwood Shores

104 Briarwood Ln
Scottsville, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Scottsville Landmark

1000 Landmark Dr
Scottsville, Kentucky

Willow Springs : Rental

64 W Holt Dr
Scottsville, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Green Valley Apartments

120 E Cedar St
Scottsville, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Allen County

Housing Authority Programs
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allen County, Kentucky

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 259 affordable apartments for rent in Allen County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Allen County, Kentucky

Allen County features 253 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Allen County, Kentucky

There are 6 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Allen County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Allen County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Allen County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Allen County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Allen County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $589 and $719.

2020 Allen County, Kentucky Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $493 $497 $654 $869 $1,104
Payment Standard Range $444 to $542 $447 to $547 $589 to $719 $782 to $956 $994 to $1,214

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Allen County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 259
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 253
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $41,326 ±$3,445
Median Rent $588 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.83% ± 5.9pp
Total Population 20,355

Population and Household Demographics

Allen County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 20,355. There are 7,774 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 27.13% of households in Allen County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allen County

The median gross income for households in Allen County is $41,326 a year, or $3,444 a month. The median rent for the county is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allen County, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Allen County.

Area Median Income In Allen County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Allen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Allen County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Allen County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,450 $31,650 $33,800 $36,000
50% of Median $19,100 $21,800 $24,550 $27,250 $29,450 $31,650 $33,800 $36,000
80% of Median $30,550 $34,900 $39,250 $43,600 $47,100 $50,600 $54,100 $57,600

Cities In Allen County

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City Served By
Scottsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scottsville are the Housing Authority of Scottsville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.