Affordable Housing In Metcalfe County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Metcalfe County

Tree Top Apartments

102 Tree Top Dr
Edmonton, KY
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1-3 BR
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Edmonton Manor

125 Bushong Ln
Edmonton, KY

Edmonton Senior Apartments

306 Muncie Ct
Edmonton, KY
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Edmonton Senior Apartments

206 Sparks Rd
Edmonton, KY

Stockton Apartments

302 Rogers St
Edmonton, KY
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 156 affordable apartments for rent in Metcalfe County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 132 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Metcalfe County, HUD housing programs support 88 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 24 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Metcalfe County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Metcalfe County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Total Population 9,985
Housing Units 3,936
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $32,294 ±$2,849
Median Rent $504 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.99% ± 6.97pp

Population and Household Demographics

Metcalfe County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 9,985. There are 3,936 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 22.79% of households in Metcalfe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Metcalfe County

The median gross income for households in Metcalfe County is $32,294 a year, or $2,691 a month. The median rent for the county is $504 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Metcalfe County, a household making less than $1,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Metcalfe County.1

Area Median Income In Metcalfe 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 Metcalfe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,800

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 Metcalfe 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 Metcalfe County HUD Rental Assistance in Metcalfe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
80% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Metcalfe County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2010, 2 low income apartment communities containing 44 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Metcalfe County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Metcalfe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
60% of Median $21,540 $24,600 $27,660 $30,720 $33,180 $35,640 $38,100 $40,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Metcalfe County is $27,660 a year, or $2,305 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,305 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $692 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $449 $481 $576 $666 $743 $819
60% $539 $577 $692 $799 $891 $983
Fair Market Rents in Metcalfe County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$443 $540 $618 $774 $835

Cities In Metcalfe County

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City Listings Served By
Edmonton 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edmonton is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Summer Shade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summer Shade is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.