Affordable Housing In Carter County
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carter County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carter 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 Carter County, Kentucky
|Kentucky Housing Corporation||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Carter County, Kentucky
There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 365 affordable apartments for rent in Carter County, Kentucky.
Income Based Apartments in Carter County, Kentucky
Carter County features 279 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 Carter County, Kentucky
There are 86 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carter County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Carter County, Kentucky
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carter County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Carter County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carter County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $607 and $741.
2022 Carter 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|
|Carter County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent||$501||$512||$674||$851||$914|
|Carter County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range||$451 to $551||$461 to $563||$607 to $741||$766 to $936||$823 to $1,005|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Carter County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||10|
|Total Low Income Apartments||365|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||279|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||21.98%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.36|
|Average Household Size||2.54|
|Median Household Income||$36,696 ±$2,216|
|Median Rent||$559 ±$30|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||36.7% ± 6.49pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Carter County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 27,326. There are 10,487 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 21.98% of households in Carter County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Carter County
The median gross income for households in Carter County is $36,696 a year, or $3,058 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carter County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Carter County.
Area Median Income In Carter 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 Carter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,200
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 Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Carter County
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|Grayson||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grayson is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.|
|Olive Hill||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Olive Hill are the Housing Authority of Olive Hill and Kentucky Housing Corporation.|