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Affordable Housing In Knox County

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knox County

Friendship House of Corbin

1365 E Master St
Corbin, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Valley View

301 Valley View
Corbin, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Maplewood Apartments

Maplewood ST
Barbourville, Kentucky

Greater Corbin Manor

1400 Corbin Manor Apartment
Corbin, Kentucky

Knox Wood Apartments

64 Knoxwood Street
Barbourville, Kentucky

Kceoc Corbin ( Oakpl ) Dba Murrell Mitchell Apartments

Old Barboursville Hwy
Corbin, Kentucky

Cumberland Care Home

1203 American Greeting Card Rd
Corbin, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Maple Wood Assoc

70 Maplewood Street
Barbourville, Kentucky

Sowders Manor

1 Whitesburg Hollow Rd
Barbourville, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

College Heights

691 N Allison Ave
Barbourville, Kentucky

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knox County, Kentucky

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,551 affordable apartments for rent in Knox County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Knox County, Kentucky

Knox County features 1,029 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 Knox County, Kentucky

There are 522 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knox County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knox County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Knox County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Knox County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Knox County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $568 and $694.

2020 Knox 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
Fair Market Rent $448 $515 $631 $885 $1,108
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $464 to $567 $568 to $694 $797 to $974 $997 to $1,219

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Knox County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 1,551
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,029
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $26,599 ±$2,214
Median Rent $545 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.79% ± 7pp
Total Population 31,809

Population and Household Demographics

Knox County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 31,809. There are 12,467 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 37.42% of households in Knox County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knox County

The median gross income for households in Knox County is $26,599 a year, or $2,217 a month. The median rent for the county is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knox County, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Knox County.

Area Median Income In Knox 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 Knox County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $34,800

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 Knox 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 Knox County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
50% of Median $18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
80% of Median $29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400

Cities In Knox County

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City Served By
Barbourville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barbourville are the Housing Authority of Barbourville and Barbourville Urban Renewal and CDA.
Corbin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corbin is the Housing Authority of Corbin.
Flat Lick
North Corbin