Affordable Housing In Harrison County
Kentucky

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harrison County

Hillside Apartments

500 Hillside Dr
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Subsidized

Harrison House

102 N Main St
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Subsidized

Belmont Senior Apartments

454 W Pleasant St
Cynthiana, Kentucky

White Oak Apartments

209 Plum Ct
Cynthiana, Kentucky

Indian Hills, Riverside H

100 Cherokee Dr
Cynthiana, Kentucky

Robynwood Heights

201 Robynwood Dr
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Subsidized

Robynwood Apts

106 Glenwood Ct
Cynthiana, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Harrison County, Kentucky

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Harrison County, Kentucky

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cynthiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harrison County, Kentucky

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 490 affordable apartments for rent in Harrison County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Harrison County, Kentucky

Harrison County features 442 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 Harrison County, Kentucky

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harrison County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harrison County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harrison County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Harrison County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harrison County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2023 Harrison County, 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
Harrison County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $538 $564 $742 $978 $997
Harrison County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $508 to $620 $668 to $816 $880 to $1,076 $897 to $1,097

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Harrison County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 490
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 442
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $35,681 ±$2,545
Median Rent $597 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.26% ± 8.03pp
Total Population 18,648

Population and Household Demographics

Harrison County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 18,648. There are 7,120 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 32.71% of households in Harrison County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harrison County

The median gross income for households in Harrison County is $35,681 a year, or $2,973 a month. The median rent for the county is $597 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harrison County, a household making less than $1,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Harrison County.

Area Median Income In Harrison 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 Harrison County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Harrison 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Harrison County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,900 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850

Cities In Harrison County

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City Served By
Berry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berry is the Housing Authority of Cynthiana.
Cynthiana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cynthiana is the Housing Authority of Cynthiana.