Affordable Housing In Kenton County
Kentucky

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenton County

Thomas Edison School Apartments

1516 Scott Blvd
Covington, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hathaway Court Apartments

1200 Highway Ave
Covington, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Three Springs Townhomes

2404 Anderson Road
Crescent Springs, Kentucky
Income Based
1-3 BR

Lincoln Grant Scholar House

824 Greenup St
Covington, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Highpoint Apartments

110 Hay St
Ludlow, Kentucky
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible

WH MainStrasse Apartments

831 Bakewell Street
Covington, Kentucky

Eastside Revitalization

Scattered Sites
Covington, Kentucky

Cambridge Square Covington

101 Promontory Dr
Covington, Kentucky
Subsidized

WH MainStrasse Apartments

414 W. 6th
Covington, Kentucky

River's Edge at Eastside Pointe

1028 Greenup Street
Covington, Kentucky

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kenton 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 Kenton County, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenton County, Kentucky

There are 45 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,717 affordable apartments for rent in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky

Kenton County features 1,803 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 Kenton County, Kentucky

There are 914 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenton County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenton County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kenton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenton County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $871 and $1,065.

2022 Kenton 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
Kenton County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $643 $742 $968 $1,302 $1,483
Kenton County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $668 to $816 $871 to $1,065 $1,172 to $1,432 $1,335 to $1,631

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kenton County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,717
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,803
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $54,296 ±$1,616
Median Rent $747 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.87% ± 2.81pp
Total Population 163,007

Population and Household Demographics

Kenton County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 163,007. There are 62,225 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 34.18% of households in Kenton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenton County

The median gross income for households in Kenton County is $54,296 a year, or $4,525 a month. The median rent for the county is $747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenton County, a household making less than $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenton County.

Area Median Income In Kenton 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 Kenton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,400

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 Kenton 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 Kenton County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kenton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kenton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kenton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,850 $54,650 $61,500 $68,300 $73,800 $79,250 $84,700 $90,200

Cities In Kenton County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bromley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bromley are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Covington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Covington are the Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing and Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8.
Crescent Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crescent Springs are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Crestview Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crestview Hills are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Edgewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgewood are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Elsmere The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elsmere are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Erlanger The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erlanger are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairview are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Fort Mitchell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Mitchell are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Fort Wright The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Wright are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Independence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Independence are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Kenton Vale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenton Vale are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Lakeside Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeside Park are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Ludlow The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ludlow are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Park Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Park Hills are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Ryland Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ryland Heights are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Taylor Mill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Taylor Mill are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.
Villa Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Villa Hills are the Housing Authority of Covington - Section 8 and Housing Authority of Covington - Public Housing.