Affordable Housing In Leitchfield
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leitchfield
Housing Authorities that serve Leitchfield
|Kentucky Housing Corporation||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Leitchfield, Kentucky
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 420 affordable apartments for rent in Leitchfield, Kentucky.
Income Based Apartments in Leitchfield, Kentucky
Leitchfield features 222 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 Leitchfield, Kentucky
There are 198 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leitchfield.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Leitchfield, Kentucky
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leitchfield landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Leitchfield.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leitchfield, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.
2021 Leitchfield, 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|
|Leitchfield, Kentucky Fair Market Rent||$544||$551||$663||$913||$1,003|
|Leitchfield, Kentucky Payment Standard Range||$490 to $598||$496 to $606||$597 to $729||$822 to $1,004||$903 to $1,103|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Leitchfield, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||420|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||222|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||47.52%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.25|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Median Household Income||$27,910 ±$3,130|
|Median Rent||$491 ±$54|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.75% ± 12.29pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Leitchfield is a city in Grayson County, Kentucky with a population of 6,819. There are 2,765 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 47.52% of households in Leitchfield are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Leitchfield
The median gross income for households in Leitchfield is $27,910 a year, or $2,326 a month. The median rent for the city is $491 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leitchfield, a household making less than $1,637 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Leitchfield.
Area Median Income In Leitchfield
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 Leitchfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grayson County.
In Leitchfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,700
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 Leitchfield
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 Leitchfield
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leitchfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leitchfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leitchfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.