Affordable Housing In Bracken County
Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bracken County

Brooksville Court Apartments

213 Elizabeth Street
Brooksville, KY
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Bracken Creek Apartments

RR 1
Augusta, KY
Subsidized
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 88 affordable apartments for rent in Bracken County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 88 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bracken County, HUD housing programs support 88 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bracken County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bracken County, Kentucky

Bracken County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Total Population 8,425
Housing Units 3,303
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $36,327 ±$4,162
Median Rent $556 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.71% ± 9.48pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bracken County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 8,425. There are 3,303 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 23.8% of households in Bracken County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bracken County

The median gross income for households in Bracken County is $36,327 a year, or $3,027 a month. The median rent for the county is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bracken County, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Bracken County.1

Area Median Income In Bracken 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 Bracken County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,300

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 Bracken 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 Bracken County HUD Rental Assistance in Bracken County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
80% of Median $45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900

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 Bracken County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
60% of Median $34,200 $39,060 $43,920 $48,780 $52,740 $56,640 $60,540 $64,440

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 Bracken County is $43,920 a year, or $3,660 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,660 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,098 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% $713 $763 $915 $1,058 $1,180 $1,302
60% $855 $916 $1,098 $1,269 $1,416 $1,562
Fair Market Rents in Bracken 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$584 $670 $884 $1,223 $1,414

Cities In Bracken County

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City Listings Served By
Augusta 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Brooksville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooksville is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Foster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foster is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Germantown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Germantown is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.