Affordable Housing In Lee County
Kentucky

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Beattyville School Apartments

E Center St
Beattyville, KY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

September Place Retirement Village

137 E Main St
Beattyville, KY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

September Place Annex

45 Mason St
Beattyville, KY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Beattyville Manor Apartments

151 Manor Dr
Beattyville, KY
Subsidized

Ha Beattyville

227 Boone Ave
Beattyville, KY

Falcon Ridge Apartments

85 Manor Dr
Beattyville, KY
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Lee County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lee County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Beattyville Public Housing

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. Lee County features 198 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 18 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.1

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 $32,400

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 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 Lee County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
80% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lee County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2010, 2 low income apartment communities containing 50 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lee County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
60% of Median $21,540 $24,600 $27,660 $30,720 $33,180 $35,640 $38,100 $40,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lee County is $27,660 a year, or $2,305 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,305 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $692 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $449 $481 $576 $666 $743 $819
60% $539 $577 $692 $799 $891 $983
Fair Market Rents in Lee County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$448 $490 $631 $853 $856

Cities In Lee County

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City Listings Served By
Beattyville 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beattyville are the Housing Authority of Beattyville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.