Affordable Housing In Estill County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Estill County

Irvine School Apartments

229 Broadway St
Irvine, KY
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114 Collins Ave
Irvine, KY
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Stacy Lane Apartments

2600 Stacy Lane Rd
Irvine, KY

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223 Broadway St
Irvine, KY
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Mountain Crest

234 Wallace Cir
Irvine, KY

Irvine West Apartments

125 Ridge Rd
Irvine, KY
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North Irvine Apartments II

1100 Winchester Rd
Irvine, KY

Northwood Apartments II

1050 Winchester Rd
Irvine, KY
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Housing Authorities that serve Estill County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Estill County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Irvine Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Estill County, Kentucky

According to federal housing data and research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 304 affordable apartments for rent in Estill County, Kentucky. Estill County features 216 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 88 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Estill County.

Estill County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 304
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $29,770 ±$4,117
Median Rent $545 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.15% ± 11.6pp
Total Population 14,476

Population and Household Demographics

Estill County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 14,476. There are 5,750 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 30.24% of households in Estill County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Estill County

The median gross income for households in Estill County is $29,770 a year, or $2,481 a month. The median rent for the county is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Estill County, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Estill County.1

Area Median Income In Estill 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 Estill County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,600

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 Estill 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 Estill County HUD Rental Assistance in Estill County

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 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
80% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Estill County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2002, 4 low income apartment communities containing 95 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Estill County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Estill County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
60% of Median $21,540 $24,600 $27,660 $30,720 $33,180 $35,640 $38,100 $40,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Estill County is $27,660 a year, or $2,305 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,305 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $692 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $449 $481 $576 $666 $743 $819
60% $539 $577 $692 $799 $891 $983
Fair Market Rents in Estill County

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 $479 $631 $786 $921

Cities In Estill County

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City Listings Served By
Irvine 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irvine are the Housing Authority of Irvine and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Ravenna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravenna is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.