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Affordable Housing In Glasgow
Barren County, Kentucky

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Glasgow

Glasgow Graded School Apartments

307 S Liberty St
Glasgow, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Arbors of Glasgow Apartments

108 Adams Pl
Glasgow, Kentucky
Subsidized

Regency Park - Glasgow

203 Columbia Ave
Glasgow, Kentucky
Subsidized

Bluegrass Place I Apartments

800 Cleveland Ave
Glasgow, Kentucky
Subsidized

Shamrock, Sam Terry - Bunc

208 Park Ave
Glasgow, Kentucky

Myrtle Street

100 Myrtle St
Glasgow, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Glasgow

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Glasgow Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Glasgow, Kentucky

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 511 affordable apartments for rent in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Glasgow, Kentucky

Glasgow features 488 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 Glasgow, Kentucky

There are 23 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Glasgow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Glasgow, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Glasgow, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $596 and $728.

2020 Glasgow, 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 $470 $540 $662 $883 $897
Payment Standard Range $423 to $517 $486 to $594 $596 to $728 $795 to $971 $807 to $987

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Glasgow, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 511
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 488
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $27,555 ±$3,043
Median Rent $589 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.7% ± 9.38pp
Total Population 14,224

Population and Household Demographics

Glasgow is a City in Barren County, Kentucky with a population of 14,224. There are 6,243 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 50.38% of households in Glasgow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Glasgow

The median gross income for households in Glasgow is $27,555 a year, or $2,296 a month. The median rent for the city is $589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Glasgow, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Glasgow.1

Area Median Income In Glasgow

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 Glasgow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barren County.

In Glasgow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,800

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 Glasgow

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 Glasgow

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