Affordable Housing In Leitchfield
Grayson County, Kentucky

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leitchfield

Parkland Manor

702 William Thomason Byway
Leitchfield, KY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Parkway Villa Apartments

101 Penner Dr
Leitchfield, KY
Subsidized

Cave Mill Apartments

400 Sunrise Dr
Leitchfield, KY
Subsidized

Pear Village Apartments

501 Pear St
Leitchfield, KY
HCV Welcome

Bard Homestead

100 Bradley Bnd
Leitchfield, KY
HCV Welcome

Hillview Apartments CO Homeland Inc

908 Brandenburg Rd
Leitchfield, KY
Subsidized

Lilac Apartments Lllp

1687 Lilac Rd
Leitchfield, KY
Subsidized

Kate Corner

Watkins Wood DR
Leitchfield, KY
HCV Welcome

Lilac Apartments

907 Carson Dr
Leitchfield, KY
HCV Welcome

Bear Creek of Leitchfield

126 Thomas Dr
Leitchfield, KY

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 404 affordable apartments for rent in Leitchfield. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 222 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Leitchfield, HUD housing programs support 122 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 182 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Leitchfield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leitchfield, Kentucky

Leitchfield, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 404
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 222
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 6,819
Housing Units 2,765
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.1

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 $47,600

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 Leitchfield HUD Rental Assistance in Leitchfield

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 Leitchfield

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

From 1991 to 2011, 15 low income apartment communities containing 296 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Leitchfield 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 Leitchfield

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 Leitchfield 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 Leitchfield

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$443 $539 $618 $840 $843