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Affordable Housing In Monroe County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Carter Court Apartments

204 M.O. Ln
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Monroe Village Senior Apartments

820 Cap Harlan Road
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Rolling Acres Apartments

398 Capp Harlan Rd
Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Da Ranco : Rental

Celina Rd
Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Richard Dicken Gamaliel Apartments Hor

81 Crowe Ave
Gamaliel, Kentucky

Green Hills and Jackson St

201 S Jackson St
Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Columbia Trace Ltd C/O Franklin Asset

1015 Columbia Avenue
Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Tompkinsville Arms

1008 Columbia Ave.
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Monroe County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Kentucky

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 227 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Kentucky

Monroe County features 216 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 Monroe County, Kentucky

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Kentucky

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

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

2020 Monroe 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 $479 $631 $797 $855
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $431 to $527 $568 to $694 $717 to $877 $770 to $941

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monroe County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 227
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $31,045 ±$1,990
Median Rent $520 ±$98
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.89% ± 7.79pp
Total Population 10,765

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 10,765. There are 4,443 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 27.26% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $31,045 a year, or $2,587 a month. The median rent for the county is $520 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $1,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Fountain Run The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Run is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Gamaliel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gamaliel is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Tompkinsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tompkinsville are the Housing Authority of Tompkinsville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.