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Affordable Housing In Leslie County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leslie County

Beechwood Apartments

259 Hickory St
Hyden, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Leslie County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leslie County, Kentucky

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 21 affordable apartments for rent in Leslie County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Leslie County, Kentucky

Leslie County features 21 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 Leslie County, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leslie County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leslie County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Leslie County.

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

2020 Leslie 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 $492 $495 $631 $853 $856
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $446 to $545 $568 to $694 $768 to $938 $770 to $942

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Leslie County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 21
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $25,872 ±$4,978
Median Rent $438 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.34% ± 8.49pp
Total Population 10,997

Population and Household Demographics

Leslie County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 10,997. There are 4,150 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 22.92% of households in Leslie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leslie County

The median gross income for households in Leslie County is $25,872 a year, or $2,156 a month. The median rent for the county is $438 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leslie County, a household making less than $1,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Leslie County.

Area Median Income In Leslie 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 Leslie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $39,600

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 Leslie 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 Leslie 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 Leslie County

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City Served By
Hyden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hyden is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.