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Affordable Housing In Lewis County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewis County

Echo Hill Apartments

20 Echo Hill
Vanceburg, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authority of Vanceburg Public Housing

708 Fairlane Drive South
Vanceburg, Kentucky


200 Gander Branch Rd
Vanceburg, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Vanceburg Senior Apartments

22 Winterwood Ln
Vanceburg, Kentucky

Cooper Commons Apts

619 Oakview Drive
Vanceburg, Kentucky

Colony Village Apts

1101 Fairlane Drive
Vanceburg, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Lewis County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lewis County, Kentucky

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 162 affordable apartments for rent in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Lewis County, Kentucky

Lewis County features 156 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 Lewis County, Kentucky

There are 6 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewis County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewis County, Kentucky

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

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

2020 Lewis 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 $535 $631 $885 $899
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $482 to $589 $568 to $694 $797 to $974 $809 to $989

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lewis County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 162
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $28,630 ±$2,096
Median Rent $438 ±$146
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.3% ± 6.77pp
Total Population 13,790

Population and Household Demographics

Lewis County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 13,790. There are 5,373 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 23.41% of households in Lewis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewis County

The median gross income for households in Lewis County is $28,630 a year, or $2,386 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 Lewis County, a household making less than $1,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewis County.

Area Median Income In Lewis 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 Lewis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,200

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 Lewis 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 Lewis 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 Lewis County

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City Served By
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Garrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrison is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Vanceburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vanceburg are the Housing Authority Vanceburg and Kentucky Housing Corporation.