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Affordable Housing In Dawson Springs
Caldwell County, Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawson Springs

Rosedale Court Apartments

45 Rosedale Ct
Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Arcadia, Dixon, and Belmont Apartments

115 E Ramsey St
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Dawson Springs

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Dawson Springs Public Housing
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 190 affordable apartments for rent in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Dawson Springs features 190 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 Dawson Springs, Kentucky

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dawson Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dawson Springs landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dawson Springs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dawson Springs, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $568 and $694.

2020 Dawson Springs, 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
Fair Market Rent $448 $542 $631 $786 $856
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $488 to $596 $568 to $694 $707 to $865 $770 to $942

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dawson Springs, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $24,722 ±$3,437
Median Rent $456 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.79% ± 11.98pp
Total Population 2,737

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson Springs is a city in Caldwell County, Kentucky with a population of 2,737. There are 1,156 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 44.2% of households in Dawson Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson Springs

The median gross income for households in Dawson Springs is $24,722 a year, or $2,060 a month. The median rent for the city is $456 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson Springs, a household making less than $1,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson Springs.

Area Median Income In Dawson Springs

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 Dawson Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Caldwell County.

In Dawson Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,200

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 Dawson Springs

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 Dawson Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
50% of Median $20,400 $23,300 $26,200 $29,100 $31,450 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
80% of Median $32,600 $37,250 $41,900 $46,550 $50,300 $54,000 $57,750 $61,450