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Affordable Housing In Letcher County
Kentucky

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Letcher County

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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Housing Authorities that serve Letcher County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Letcher County, Kentucky

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 275 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 36 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 $568 and $694.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $448 $527 $631 $786 $868
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $474 to $580 $568 to $694 $707 to $865 $781 to $955

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Letcher County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 275
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 $39,900

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

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 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.