Affordable Housing In Clay City
Webster County, Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clay City

Vernon Manor

100 Wells Ave
Clay City, KY

Clay City Westwood

30 1st Ave
Clay City, KY
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Housing Authorities that serve Clay City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clay City, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 56 affordable apartments for rent in Clay City, Kentucky. Clay City features 32 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clay City.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clay City, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 56
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $41,199 ±$2,306
Median Rent $623 ±$153
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 17.17pp
Total Population 1,048

Population and Household Demographics

Clay City is a City in Webster County, Kentucky with a population of 1,048. There are 451 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 33.92% of households in Clay City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clay City

The median gross income for households in Clay City is $41,199 a year, or $3,433 a month. The median rent for the city is $623 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clay City, a household making less than $2,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Clay City.1

Area Median Income In Clay City

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Clay City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Webster County.

In Clay City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,000

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 Clay City

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 Clay City HUD Rental Assistance in Clay City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,200 $31,350 $33,500 $35,650
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $27,000 $29,200 $31,350 $33,500 $35,650
80% of Median $30,250 $34,600 $38,900 $43,200 $46,700 $50,150 $53,600 $57,050
Fair Market Rents in Clay City

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$448 $538 $631 $910 $966