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Affordable Housing In Elkton
Todd County, Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elkton

Royal Arms Apartments

166 Royal Arms Land Rd
Elkton, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Elkton Arms Apts

609 S Main St
Elkton, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Elkton

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Todd County Public Housing
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elkton, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 72 affordable apartments for rent in Elkton, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Elkton, Kentucky

Elkton 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 Elkton, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elkton, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elkton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Elkton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elkton, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2020 Elkton, 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 $461 $493 $649 $820 $879
Payment Standard Range $415 to $507 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $738 to $902 $791 to $967

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Elkton, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 72
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $29,609 ±$3,803
Median Rent $665 ±$142
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.09% ± 10.98pp
Total Population 2,081

Population and Household Demographics

Elkton is a city in Todd County, Kentucky with a population of 2,081. There are 767 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 35.98% of households in Elkton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elkton

The median gross income for households in Elkton is $29,609 a year, or $2,467 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elkton, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Elkton.

Area Median Income In Elkton

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 Elkton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Todd County.

In Elkton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,100

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 Elkton

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 Elkton

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 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
50% of Median $18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
80% of Median $29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400