Affordable Housing In Bowling Green
Warren County, Kentucky

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowling Green

Regency Park Apartments

2425 Thoroughbred Dr
Bowling Green, KY
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bowling Green Towers

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

Men's Addiction Recovery Campus

1791 Old Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
HCV Welcome

Parview Court Apartments

901 Jackson Street
Bowling Green, KY

Garden Apartments

414 Trent Way
Bowling Green, KY

Abel Court Apartments

1020 Old Barren River Road
Bowling Green, KY

Greenwood Villa Apartments

1500 Bryant Way
Bowling Green, KY

Eastern Heights Duplex Community

255 East Heights Ave
Bowling Green, KY
HCV Welcome

Northfield Acres

5297 Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, KY

Fort Webb Manor

221 Fort Webb Dr
Bowling Green, KY
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowling Green, Kentucky

According to federal housing data and research, there are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,098 affordable apartments for rent in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bowling Green features 1,257 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 841 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,098
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.1

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 $57,900

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 Bowling Green 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,600 $35,900 $38,250
50% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $28,950 $31,300 $33,600 $35,900 $38,250
80% of Median $32,450 $37,050 $41,700 $46,300 $50,050 $53,750 $57,450 $61,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bowling Green

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2010, 35 low income apartment communities containing 731 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bowling Green by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bowling Green

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $28,950 $31,300 $33,600 $35,900 $38,250
60% of Median $24,360 $27,840 $31,320 $34,740 $37,560 $40,320 $43,080 $45,900

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bowling Green is $31,320 a year, or $2,610 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,610 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $783 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $508 $544 $653 $753 $840 $927
60% $609 $653 $783 $904 $1,008 $1,112
Fair Market Rents in Bowling Green

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
$625 $629 $807 $1,035 $1,395