Affordable Housing In Nelson County
Kentucky

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nelson County

Perkins Place Apartments

300 Bourbon Ct
Bardstown, Kentucky
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Brauchview Apartments

311 Bourbon Ct
Bardstown, Kentucky
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Haven Greens Apartments

100 S 5th St
New Haven, Kentucky

Ashberry Terrace Apartments

149 Wilble Blvd
Bardstown, Kentucky
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hometown Apartments

365 5th St
New Haven, Kentucky
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Colonial Woods Apartments

232 Marvin Downs Rd
Bardstown, Kentucky

Creekview Apartments - Bloomfield

124 Perry St
Bloomfield, Kentucky
Subsidized

Bardstown Village Apartments

1000 Harding St
Bardstown, Kentucky
Subsidized

Rolling Ridge Apartments

101 Locust St
New Haven, Kentucky
Subsidized

Ashberry Manor Apartments

108 Ashberry Dr
Bardstown, Kentucky

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Nelson 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.

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 Nelson County, Kentucky

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bardstown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nelson County, Kentucky

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 507 affordable apartments for rent in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky

Nelson County features 371 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 Nelson County, Kentucky

There are 136 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nelson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nelson County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nelson County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Nelson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nelson County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2022 Nelson 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
Nelson County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $518 $550 $724 $1,028 $1,108
Nelson County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $466 to $570 $495 to $605 $652 to $796 $925 to $1,131 $997 to $1,219

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nelson County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 507
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 371
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $49,298 ±$2,651
Median Rent $702 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.91% ± 7.54pp
Total Population 44,564

Population and Household Demographics

Nelson County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 44,564. There are 16,817 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 23.91% of households in Nelson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nelson County

The median gross income for households in Nelson County is $49,298 a year, or $4,108 a month. The median rent for the county is $702 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nelson County, a household making less than $2,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Nelson County.

Area Median Income In Nelson 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 Nelson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,000

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 Nelson 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 Nelson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,350 $17,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100

Cities In Nelson County

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City Served By
Bardstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bardstown is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
Bloomfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomfield is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
Boston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boston is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
Chaplin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chaplin is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
Fairfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
New Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Haven is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.
New Hope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hope is the Housing Authority of Bardstown.