Affordable Housing In Letcher County
Kentucky

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Letcher County

Jenkins School Apartments

75 N Pane St
Jenkins, Kentucky
Call For Rent
2 BR

Goodwater Falls

24 Little Oak Dr
Jenkins, Kentucky

Mountain Breeze

556 Mountain Breeze Rd
Jenkins, Kentucky
Subsidized

Mooreland

200 Alaska Ave
Whitesburg, Kentucky

Mountain Pride Apts

281 Goose Creek Rd
Fleming Neon, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Letcher County, Kentucky

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Letcher County, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Letcher County, Kentucky

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 277 affordable apartments for rent in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky

Letcher County features 239 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 Letcher County, Kentucky

There are 38 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Letcher County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Letcher County, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Letcher County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2023 Letcher 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
Letcher County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $538 $609 $742 $1,034 $1,113
Letcher County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $548 to $670 $668 to $816 $931 to $1,137 $1,002 to $1,224

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Letcher County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 239
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $30,333 ±$2,764
Median Rent $531 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.4% ± 7.98pp
Total Population 23,671

Population and Household Demographics

Letcher County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 23,671. There are 9,592 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 25.85% of households in Letcher County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Letcher County

The median gross income for households in Letcher County is $30,333 a year, or $2,528 a month. The median rent for the county is $531 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Letcher County, a household making less than $1,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Letcher County.

Area Median Income In Letcher 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 Letcher County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,000

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 Letcher 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 Letcher County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Letcher County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Letcher County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Letcher County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100

Cities In Letcher County

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City Served By
Blackey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blackey is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Fleming Neon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fleming Neon is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Fleming-Neon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fleming-Neon is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Jenkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenkins is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Mayking The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayking is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
McRoberts The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McRoberts is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Millstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millstone is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Payne Gap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Payne Gap is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Whitesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitesburg is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.