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Affordable Housing In Bowling Green
Warren County, Kentucky

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowling Green

Regency Park Apartments

2425 Thoroughbred Drive
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bowling Green Towers

1149 College St.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Men's Addiction Recovery Campus

1791 Old Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Parview Court Apartments

901 Jackson Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Garden Apartments

414 Trent Way
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Abel Court Apartments

1020 Old Barren River Road
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Greenwood Villa Apartments

1500 Bryant Way
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Eastern Heights Duplex Community

255 East Heights Ave
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Northfield Acres

5297 Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Fort Webb Manor

221 Fort Webb Dr
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Bowling Green

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bowling Green Public Housing
City of Bowling Green Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowling Green, Kentucky

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,058 affordable apartments for rent in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green features 1,257 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 Bowling Green, Kentucky

There are 801 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowling Green.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowling Green, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bowling Green landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bowling Green.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowling Green, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2020 Bowling Green, 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 $625 $629 $807 $1,035 $1,395
Payment Standard Range $563 to $688 $566 to $692 $726 to $888 $932 to $1,139 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bowling Green, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,058
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,257
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $35,604 ±$1,636
Median Rent $671 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.19% ± 3.77pp
Total Population 61,617

Population and Household Demographics

Bowling Green is a city in Warren County, Kentucky with a population of 61,617. There are 23,215 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 61.35% of households in Bowling Green are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowling Green

The median gross income for households in Bowling Green is $35,604 a year, or $2,967 a month. The median rent for the city is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowling Green, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowling Green.

Area Median Income In Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green, the AMI is calculated from all households within Warren County.

In Bowling Green, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,400

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 Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,750 $41,250
50% of Median $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $49,950 $53,950 $57,950 $61,950 $65,950