Affordable Housing In Muhlenberg County
Kentucky

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muhlenberg County

Greenville Park

100 Pritchett Dr
Greenville, KY
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Glenbrook Park Apartments

230 Wilson St
Greenville, KY
Subsidized

Sandy Hill Apartments

Cleaton Rd
Central City, KY
HCV Welcome

Tammy Terrace Apartments

803 Cleaton Rd
Central City, KY
HCV Welcome

Westside Terrace

601 Reynolds Dr
Greenville, KY
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 324 affordable apartments for rent in Muhlenberg County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 261 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Muhlenberg County, HUD housing programs support 211 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 63 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Muhlenberg County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Muhlenberg County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Central City Public Housing
Housing Authority of Greenville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Muhlenberg County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 324
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Total Population 31,309
Housing Units 11,539
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $38,961 ±$2,438
Median Rent $531 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.69% ± 7.68pp

Population and Household Demographics

Muhlenberg County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 31,309. There are 11,539 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 20.5% of households in Muhlenberg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muhlenberg County

The median gross income for households in Muhlenberg County is $38,961 a year, or $3,247 a month. The median rent for the county is $531 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muhlenberg County, a household making less than $1,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Muhlenberg County.1

Area Median Income In Muhlenberg 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 Muhlenberg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Muhlenberg 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 Muhlenberg County HUD Rental Assistance in Muhlenberg 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 $25,750 $30,150 $32,400 $34,600 $36,850
50% of Median $19,550 $22,350 $25,150 $27,900 $30,150 $32,400 $34,600 $36,850
80% of Median $31,300 $35,750 $40,200 $44,650 $48,250 $51,800 $55,400 $58,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Muhlenberg County

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

From 2004 to 2006, 2 low income apartment communities containing 63 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Muhlenberg 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 Muhlenberg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $23,460 $26,820 $30,180 $33,480 $36,180 $38,880 $41,520 $44,220

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 Muhlenberg County is $30,180 a year, or $2,515 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,515 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $755 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% $489 $524 $629 $726 $810 $893
60% $587 $629 $755 $871 $972 $1,072
Fair Market Rents in Muhlenberg 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 $497 $618 $774 $867

Cities In Muhlenberg County

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City Listings Served By
Greenville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenville are the Housing Authority of Greenville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Central City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Central City are the Housing Authority of Central City and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Beechmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beechmont is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Bremen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bremen is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Drakesboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drakesboro is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Powderly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powderly is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
South Carrollton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Carrollton is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.