; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Knott County, KY

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Sun Valley Apartments

28 Cave Branch Rd
Hindman, Kentucky
S. 811 Supportive

Hindman Hills Apartments

42 Hindman Hills Rd
Hindman, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Hickory Hills Recovery Center

100 Recovery Way
Emmalena, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Troublesome Val - Pippa Pa

30 Caney Cir
Pippa Passes, Kentucky
Public Housing
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Knott County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 201 low-income homes in Knott County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $75 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Knott 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Knott County Public Housing
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Knott County.

Knott County, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Knott County, Kentucky

Knott County features 201 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 Knott County, Kentucky

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knott County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knott County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Knott County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $100 towards rent in Knott County.

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

2023 Knott 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
Knott County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $643 $657 $742 $1,017 $1,071
Knott County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $591 to $723 $668 to $816 $915 to $1,119 $964 to $1,178

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Knott County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 201
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $30,411 ±$3,850
Median Rent $479 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.53% ± 7.43pp
Total Population 16,000

Population and Household Demographics

Knott County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 16,000. There are 5,984 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 22.41% of households in Knott County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knott County

The median gross income for households in Knott County is $30,411 a year, or $2,534 a month. The median rent for the county is $479 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knott County, a household making less than $1,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Knott County.

Area Median Income In Knott 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 Knott County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,200

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 Knott 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 Knott County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Knott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Knott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Knott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800