Affordable Housing In Morehead
Rowan County, Kentucky

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morehead

Boodry Place Apartments

100 Boodry Pl
Morehead, Kentucky
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1-2 BR

Frontier Housing

112 Cady St
Morehead, Kentucky
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2-4 BR

Clearfield Manor

71 Fyrl St
Morehead, Kentucky

Horizon Village

100 Horizon Way
Morehead, Kentucky
Disabled Supportive Housing

Rhp, Inc

520 Oakwood St
Morehead, Kentucky
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mcbrayer Manor Apartments

950 McBrayer Rd
Morehead, Kentucky

Pine Ridge Apartments

300 Pine Ridge Dr
Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead Inspiration Center

1111 US Highway 60 W
Morehead, Kentucky

Heritage Place

101 Rawcel Hts
Morehead, Kentucky

Mt. View Apts. II

90 Rodburn Hollow Rd
Morehead, Kentucky

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Morehead, 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 Morehead, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Morehead, Kentucky

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 565 affordable apartments for rent in Morehead, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead features 432 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 Morehead, Kentucky

There are 133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morehead.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morehead, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morehead landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $100 towards rent in Morehead.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morehead, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $634 and $774.

2022 Morehead, 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
Morehead, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $504 $603 $704 $870 $1,162
Morehead, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $454 to $554 $543 to $663 $634 to $774 $783 to $957 $1,046 to $1,278

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Morehead, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 565
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 432
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.75%
Average Renter Household Size 1.71
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $36,026 ±$9,950
Median Rent $582 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.89% ± 13.7pp
Total Population 6,938

Population and Household Demographics

Morehead is a city in Rowan County, Kentucky with a population of 6,938. There are 2,107 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 61.75% of households in Morehead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morehead

The median gross income for households in Morehead is $36,026 a year, or $3,002 a month. The median rent for the city is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morehead, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Morehead.

Area Median Income In Morehead

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Morehead, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rowan County.

In Morehead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,800

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 Morehead

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 Morehead

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Morehead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Morehead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,050 $21,750 $24,450 $27,150 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Morehead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,450 $46,950 $50,450 $53,900 $57,400