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Affordable Housing In La Center
Ballard County, Kentucky

Housing Authorities that serve La Center

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Center, Kentucky

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in La Center, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in La Center, Kentucky

La Center features 0 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 La Center, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Center, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Center landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in La Center.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Center, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $613 and $749.

2020 La Center, 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 $484 $517 $681 $849 $923
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $465 to $569 $613 to $749 $764 to $934 $831 to $1,015

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Center, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $32,083 ±$13,940
Median Rent $583 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.02% ± 18.45pp
Total Population 1,080

Population and Household Demographics

La Center is a city in Ballard County, Kentucky with a population of 1,080. There are 401 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 43.14% of households in La Center are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Center

The median gross income for households in La Center is $32,083 a year, or $2,674 a month. The median rent for the city is $583 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Center, a household making less than $1,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.02% of households who rent are overburdened in La Center.

Area Median Income In La Center

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 La Center, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ballard County.

In La Center, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,200

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 La Center

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 La Center

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 $30,680 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
50% of Median $20,400 $23,300 $26,200 $29,100 $31,450 $33,800 $36,100 $38,450
80% of Median $32,600 $37,250 $41,900 $46,550 $50,300 $54,000 $57,750 $61,450