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Affordable Housing In Mount Vernon
Rockcastle County, Kentucky

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mount Vernon

Valley View Apartments - Mt Vernon

3 Old Us 25
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Town Branch Apartments

70 Crawford St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Cave Valley Apartments

615 Richmond St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Mt Vernon Manor

75 Sigmon St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Mt Village Apartments

1120 W Main St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Mt Vernon Greens Apartments

Mcbee St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Carter Dr and Lovell Lane

110 Carter Dr
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Mount Vernon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 247 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Mount Vernon features 82 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 Mount Vernon, Kentucky

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mount Vernon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mount Vernon landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mount Vernon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Vernon, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.

2021 Mount Vernon, 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 $500 $503 $663 $913 $954
Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $453 to $553 $597 to $729 $822 to $1,004 $859 to $1,049

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mount Vernon, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 247
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $20,651 ±$3,235
Median Rent $426 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.16% ± 16.2pp
Total Population 2,814

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Vernon is a city in Rockcastle County, Kentucky with a population of 2,814. There are 1,062 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 49.72% of households in Mount Vernon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Vernon

The median gross income for households in Mount Vernon is $20,651 a year, or $1,721 a month. The median rent for the city is $426 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Vernon, a household making less than $1,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Vernon.

Area Median Income In Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rockcastle County.

In Mount Vernon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,900

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 Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon

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