Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Breathitt County, KY

Discover affordable housing in Breathitt County where there are 7+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Rose Building Independent Living

351 Broadway St , Jackson, Kentucky 41339

Kings Ridge Apartments

56 Kings Ridge Rd, Jackson, Kentucky 41339

Northpoint Apartments

49 N Point Ave, Jackson, Kentucky 41339

Mulberry Housing

PO Box 794, Jackson, Kentucky 41339

Prince Hollow Apts

125 Kings Ridge Rd, Jackson, Kentucky

Pelfrey Courts

400 Railroad St, Jackson, Kentucky 41339

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Breathitt County, Kentucky
$8.85 (+122%) more than Kentucky minimum wage and $8.85 (+122%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Breathitt County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Breathitt County.

How many renters live in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

The County of Breathitt County has 13,580 people living in 5,529 households.

There are 3,198 renters living in 1,498 renter households in this County. Renters make up 23.55 percent of the population living in Breathitt County.

What is the rental market like in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

There are an estimated 6,563 housing units in the Breathitt County area. Of these, 1,588 units are rental homes, making up 24 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Breathitt County, Kentucky, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Breathitt County?

The rental vacancy rate in Breathitt County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Breathitt County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Breathitt County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
47 244 572 514 79
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Breathitt County

A large number of apartments in Breathitt County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Breathitt County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 30 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Breathitt County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $616 to $1,156. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $616
One BR $743
Two BR $850
Three BR $1,141
Four BR $1,156
2024 Fair Market Rents in Breathitt County, Kentucky

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Breathitt County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 26 55 percent
One BR 210 86 percent
Two BR 370 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Breathitt County, Kentucky

How many affordable rental units are in Breathitt County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Breathitt County, Kentucky including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 102
Public Housing 32
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 1
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 88
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Breathitt County, Kentucky

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky

Breathitt County features 120 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 Breathitt County, Kentucky

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Breathitt County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Breathitt County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Breathitt County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Breathitt County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Breathitt County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $765 and $935.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.