Affordable Housing In Breathitt County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Breathitt County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Breathitt County, Kentucky
|Kentucky Housing Corporation||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Breathitt County, Kentucky
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 174 affordable apartments for rent in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Income Based Apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
Breathitt County features 72 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 102 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 $607 and $741.
2022 Breathitt County, 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|
|Breathitt County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent||$482||$530||$674||$854||$914|
|Breathitt County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range||$434 to $530||$477 to $583||$607 to $741||$769 to $939||$823 to $1,005|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Breathitt County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||174|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||72|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||26.27%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.33|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|Median Household Income||$25,817 ±$1,366|
|Median Rent||$493 ±$50|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||31.53% ± 5.88pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Breathitt County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 13,591. There are 5,494 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 26.27% of households in Breathitt County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Breathitt County
The median gross income for households in Breathitt County is $25,817 a year, or $2,151 a month. The median rent for the county is $493 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Breathitt County, a household making less than $1,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Breathitt County.
Area Median Income In Breathitt 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 Breathitt County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,800
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 Breathitt 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Breathitt County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Breathitt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Breathitt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Breathitt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.