Affordable Housing In Lyon County
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lyon County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lyon 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 Lyon County, Kentucky
|Housing Authority of Lyon County||Public Housing|
|Kentucky Housing Corporation||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lyon County, Kentucky
There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 178 affordable apartments for rent in Lyon County, Kentucky.
Income Based Apartments in Lyon County, Kentucky
Lyon County features 138 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 Lyon County, Kentucky
There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lyon County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lyon County, Kentucky
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lyon County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lyon County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lyon County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.
2022 Lyon 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|
|Lyon County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent||$504||$536||$705||$871||$956|
|Lyon County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range||$454 to $554||$482 to $590||$635 to $776||$784 to $958||$860 to $1,052|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lyon County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||3|
|Total Low Income Apartments||178|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||138|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||18.14%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.96|
|Average Household Size||2.19|
|Median Household Income||$46,931 ±$3,437|
|Median Rent||$419 ±$58|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.93% ± 11.78pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lyon County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 8,402. There are 3,230 households in the county with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 18.14% of households in Lyon County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lyon County
The median gross income for households in Lyon County is $46,931 a year, or $3,911 a month. The median rent for the county is $419 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lyon County, a household making less than $1,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Lyon County.
Area Median Income In Lyon 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 Lyon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800
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 Lyon 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 Lyon County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lyon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lyon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lyon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Lyon County
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|Eddyville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eddyville are the Housing Authority of Lyon County and Kentucky Housing Corporation.|
|Kuttawa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kuttawa are the Kentucky Housing Corporation and Housing Authority of Lyon County.|