Affordable Housing In Irvine
Estill County, Kentucky

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Irvine

Irvine School Apartments

229 Broadway St
Irvine, Kentucky
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114 Collins Ave
Irvine, Kentucky

Stacy Lane Apartments

2600 Stacy Lane Rd
Irvine, Kentucky

Mountain Crest

234 Wallace Cir
Irvine, Kentucky

Irvine West Apartments

125 Ridge Rd
Irvine, Kentucky

North Irvine Apartments II

1100 Winchester Rd
Irvine, Kentucky

Northwood Apartments II

1050 Winchester Rd
Irvine, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Irvine, 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 Irvine, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Irvine, Kentucky

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 304 affordable apartments for rent in Irvine, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Irvine, Kentucky

Irvine features 216 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 Irvine, Kentucky

There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Irvine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Irvine, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Irvine landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Irvine.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Irvine, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $607 and $741.

2022 Irvine, 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
Irvine, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $482 $512 $674 $833 $980
Irvine, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $434 to $530 $461 to $563 $607 to $741 $750 to $916 $882 to $1,078

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Irvine, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 304
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $21,875 ±$3,587
Median Rent $396 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.17% ± 10.6pp
Total Population 2,223

Population and Household Demographics

Irvine is a city in Estill County, Kentucky with a population of 2,223. There are 980 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 52.76% of households in Irvine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Irvine

The median gross income for households in Irvine is $21,875 a year, or $1,823 a month. The median rent for the city is $396 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Irvine, a household making less than $1,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Irvine.

Area Median Income In Irvine

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 Irvine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Estill County.

In Irvine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,200

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 Irvine

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 Irvine

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Irvine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Irvine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Irvine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100