Affordable Housing In Bardstown
Nelson County, Kentucky

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bardstown

Perkins Place Apartments

300 Bourbon Ct
Bardstown, Kentucky
Disabled Supportive Housing

Brauchview Apartments

311 Bourbon Ct
Bardstown, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashberry Terrace Apartments

149 Wilble Blvd
Bardstown, Kentucky
Disabled Supportive Housing

Colonial Woods Apartments

232 Marvin Downs Rd
Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown Village Apartments

1000 Harding St
Bardstown, Kentucky

Ashberry Manor Apartments

108 Ashberry Dr
Bardstown, Kentucky

Kennett, Edelen, Elm Grove

306 N Center St
Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown Greens

200 Aspen Dr
Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown Apts

200 Aspen Dr
Bardstown, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bardstown, Kentucky

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bardstown, Kentucky

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bardstown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bardstown, Kentucky

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 411 affordable apartments for rent in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown features 291 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 Bardstown, Kentucky

There are 120 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bardstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bardstown, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bardstown, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2022 Bardstown, 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
Bardstown, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $518 $550 $724 $1,028 $1,108
Bardstown, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $466 to $570 $495 to $605 $652 to $796 $925 to $1,131 $997 to $1,219

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bardstown, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 411
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 291
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $35,825 ±$5,445
Median Rent $677 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.76% ± 11.97pp
Total Population 12,930

Population and Household Demographics

Bardstown is a city in Nelson County, Kentucky with a population of 12,930. There are 5,048 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 41.22% of households in Bardstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bardstown

The median gross income for households in Bardstown is $35,825 a year, or $2,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $677 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bardstown, a household making less than $2,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Bardstown.

Area Median Income In Bardstown

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Bardstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nelson County.

In Bardstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,000

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 Bardstown

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 Bardstown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,350 $17,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100