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Affordable Housing In Guthrie
Todd County, Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Guthrie

Pennyrile Village

150 Pennyrile Ct
Guthrie, Kentucky


Howell St
Guthrie, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Guthrie

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Guthrie, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 107 affordable apartments for rent in Guthrie, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Guthrie, Kentucky

Guthrie features 100 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 Guthrie, Kentucky

There are 7 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Guthrie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Guthrie, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Guthrie, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.

2021 Guthrie, 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 $475 $503 $663 $886 $899
Payment Standard Range $428 to $523 $453 to $553 $597 to $729 $797 to $975 $809 to $989

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Guthrie, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 107
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $25,882 ±$5,465
Median Rent $619 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.83% ± 13.11pp
Total Population 1,682

Population and Household Demographics

Guthrie is a city in Todd County, Kentucky with a population of 1,682. There are 668 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 57.19% of households in Guthrie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Guthrie

The median gross income for households in Guthrie is $25,882 a year, or $2,157 a month. The median rent for the city is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Guthrie, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Guthrie.

Area Median Income In Guthrie

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

In Guthrie, 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 Guthrie

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 Guthrie

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