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Affordable Housing In Lee County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Beattyville School Apartments

E Center St
Beattyville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

September Place Retirement Village

137 E Main St
Beattyville, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

September Place Annex

45 Mason St
Beattyville, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Beattyville Manor Apartments

151 Manor Dr
Beattyville, Kentucky

Ha Beattyville

227 Boone Ave
Beattyville, Kentucky

Falcon Ridge Apartments

85 Manor Dr
Beattyville, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Lee County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Kentucky

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 216 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Kentucky

Lee County features 198 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 Lee County, Kentucky

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Kentucky

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

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

2020 Lee 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 $490 $631 $853 $856
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $441 to $539 $568 to $694 $768 to $938 $770 to $942

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lee County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 216
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 198
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.68%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $22,698 ±$3,375
Median Rent $435 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.97% ± 11.81pp
Total Population 7,119

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 7,119. There are 2,859 households in the county with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 23.68% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $22,698 a year, or $1,892 a month. The median rent for the county is $435 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $1,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $37,200

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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County

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City Served By
Beattyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beattyville are the Housing Authority of Beattyville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.