Affordable Housing In Breathitt County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Breathitt County

Rose Building Independent Living

351 Broadway St
Jackson, Kentucky

Northpoint Apartments

49 N Point Ave
Jackson, Kentucky

Kings Ridge Apartments

56 Kings Ridge Rd
Jackson, Kentucky

Mulberry Housing

PO Box 794
Jackson, Kentucky

Pelfrey Courts

400 Railroad St
Jackson, Kentucky

Prince Hollow Apts

125 Kings Ridge Rd
Jackson, Kentucky
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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

Housing Authority Programs
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 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
Total Population 13,591

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

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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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
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.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
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.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100

Cities In Breathitt County

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City Served By
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Housing Authority of Jackson and Kentucky Housing Corporation.