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Affordable Housing In Fort Thomas
Campbell County, Kentucky

Waiting List Openings In Fort Thomas

Waiting ListStatus
Neighborhood Foundations Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Neighborhood Foundations Other Open Now

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Thomas

Voa Orv - River Road, Inc

435 River Rd
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Fort Thomas

Housing Authority Programs
Neighborhood Foundations Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Campbell County Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 8 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Fort Thomas features 8 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 Fort Thomas, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Thomas landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fort Thomas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Thomas, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $779 and $952.

2020 Fort Thomas, 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 $568 $658 $865 $1,185 $1,362
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $592 to $724 $779 to $952 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,226 to $1,498

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fort Thomas, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 8
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $64,146 ±$4,476
Median Rent $755 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.51% ± 9.16pp
Total Population 16,326

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Thomas is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky with a population of 16,326. There are 6,422 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 27.9% of households in Fort Thomas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Thomas

The median gross income for households in Fort Thomas is $64,146 a year, or $5,346 a month. The median rent for the city is $755 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Thomas, a household making less than $2,517 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Thomas.

Area Median Income In Fort Thomas

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 Fort Thomas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Campbell County.

In Fort Thomas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300

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 Fort Thomas

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 Fort Thomas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,150 $20,750 $23,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,250 $34,550 $38,850 $43,150 $46,650 $50,100 $53,550 $57,000
80% of Median $48,350 $55,250 $62,150 $69,050 $74,600 $80,100 $85,650 $91,150