Monroe County, Kentucky Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 216 income based apartments in Monroe County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 11 affordable apartments in Monroe County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Monroe County, Kentucky

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

Carter Court Apartments

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

Monroe Village Senior Apartments

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

Rolling Acres Apartments

398 Capp Harlan Rd
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Da Ranco : Rental

Celina Rd
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Affordable

Richard Dicken Gamaliel Apartments Hor

81 Crowe Ave
Gamaliel, Kentucky
Affordable

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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Affordable Housing In Monroe County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Monroe County

City Apartments
Tompkinsville, KY Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Tompkinsville.
Gamaliel, KY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Gamaliel.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Monroe 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 Monroe County.

Monroe County, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

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 $668 and $816.

2023 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
Monroe County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $538 $564 $742 $993 $997
Monroe County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $508 to $620 $668 to $816 $894 to $1,092 $897 to $1,097

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $58,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100