Affordable Housing In Independence
Kenton County, Kentucky

Affordable Housing programs support 110 income based apartments in Independence where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 96 affordable apartments in Independence that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Independence, Kentucky

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Independence.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Kentucky Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Independence.

Voa Orv Madison Pike

4594 Oliver Rd
Independence, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Taylor Ridge

904 Regal Ridge Drive
Independence, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Voa Orv Bunker Hill Court

11567 Bunker Hill Ct
Independence, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Wildewood Place Apartments ( Wynnbrook )

3920 Wynnbrook Dr
Independence, Kentucky
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Independence

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Bromley, KY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Bromley.
Affordable Housing In Covington, KY Affordable Housing programs support 34 apartment communities in Covington.
Affordable Housing In Crescent Springs, KY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Crescent Springs.
Affordable Housing In Elsmere, KY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Elsmere.
Affordable Housing In Erlanger, KY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Erlanger.
Affordable Housing In Ludlow, KY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Ludlow.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Independence, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing Public Housing
Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Independence.

Independence, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Independence, Kentucky

Independence features 110 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 Independence, Kentucky

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Independence.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Independence, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Independence landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Independence.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Independence, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $984 and $1,202.

2023 Independence, 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
Independence, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $731 $839 $1,093 $1,464 $1,645
Independence, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $658 to $804 $755 to $923 $984 to $1,202 $1,318 to $1,610 $1,481 to $1,810

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Independence, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 206
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 110
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.85%
Average Renter Household Size 3.21
Average Household Size 2.99
Median Household Income $65,653 ±$4,178
Median Rent $942 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.15% ± 8.14pp
Total Population 26,062

Population and Household Demographics

Independence is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky with a population of 26,062. There are 8,705 households in the city with an average household size of 2.99 persons. 20.85% of households in Independence are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Independence

The median gross income for households in Independence is $65,653 a year, or $5,471 a month. The median rent for the city is $942 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Independence, a household making less than $3,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Independence.

Area Median Income In Independence

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 Independence, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kenton County.

In Independence, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $99,100

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 Independence

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 Independence

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Independence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,100 $22,950 $25,800 $28,650 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Independence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Independence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,500 $61,150 $68,800 $76,400 $82,550 $88,650 $94,750 $100,850