Mason County, Kentucky Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 251 income based apartments in Mason County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 108 affordable apartments in Mason County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Mason County, Kentucky

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Mason County. Go to the Kentucky Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Mason County.

Woodleigh Homes

1112 Forest Ave
Maysville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Heritage Square I and II

400 Lincoln Dr
Maysville, Kentucky
Affordable

Stoneleigh Apartments

121 W 3rd St
Maysville, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

St Paul Trinity Community

665 Kenton Station Rd
Maysville, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Maysville High School

215 Limestone St
Maysville, Kentucky
Affordable

Beechwood Manor

300 Wood St
Maysville, Kentucky

Buffalo Trace Housing Corp

Limestone St
Maysville, Kentucky
Affordable

Limestone Apts.

303 River Drive
Maysville, Kentucky
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Affordable Housing In Mason County

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City Apartments
Maysville, KY Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Maysville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mason 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mason County.

Mason County, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mason County, Kentucky

Mason County features 251 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 Mason County, Kentucky

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mason County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mason County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mason County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mason County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mason County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.

2023 Mason 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
Mason County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $551 $641 $824 $1,003 $1,110
Mason County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $577 to $705 $742 to $906 $903 to $1,103 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mason County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 251
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $38,824 ±$2,186
Median Rent $547 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.29% ± 5.89pp
Total Population 17,296

Population and Household Demographics

Mason County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 17,296. There are 6,736 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 33.05% of households in Mason County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mason County

The median gross income for households in Mason County is $38,824 a year, or $3,235 a month. The median rent for the county is $547 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mason County, a household making less than $1,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Mason County.

Area Median Income In Mason 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 Mason County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,900

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 Mason 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 Mason County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450