Affordable Housing In Bell County
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bell County
Housing Authorities that serve Bell County
|PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Bell County
|Housing Authority of Middlesborough||Public Housing|
|Housing Authority of Pineville||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Bell County, Kentucky
There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,173 affordable apartments for rent in Bell County, Kentucky. Bell County features 1,133 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bell County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bell County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||10|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,173|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,133|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.79%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.38|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Median Household Income||$22,443 ±$1,863|
|Median Rent||$478 ±$29|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.2% ± 5.55pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Bell County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 27,950. There are 11,088 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 33.79% of households in Bell County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Bell County
The median gross income for households in Bell County is $22,443 a year, or $1,870 a month. The median rent for the county is $478 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bell County, a household making less than $1,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Bell County.1
Area Median Income In Bell 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 Bell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $31,700
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 Bell 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 Bell County HUD Rental Assistance in Bell County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,490||$16,910||$21,330||$25,600||$27,650||$29,700||$31,750||$33,800|
|50% of Median||$17,950||$20,500||$23,050||$25,600||$27,650||$29,700||$31,750||$33,800|
|80% of Median||$28,700||$32,800||$36,900||$40,950||$44,250||$47,550||$50,800||$54,100|
Fair Market Rents in Bell County
Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
Cities In Bell County
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|Pineville||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pineville are the Housing Authority of Pineville and PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency.|
|Middlesboro||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Middlesboro are the Housing Authority of Middlesborough and PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency.|
|Middlesborough||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlesborough is the PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency.|