Affordable Housing In New Haven
Nelson County, Kentucky

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Haven

New Haven Greens Apartments

100 S 5th St
New Haven, Kentucky

Hometown Apartments

365 5th St
New Haven, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rolling Ridge Apartments

101 Locust St
New Haven, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in New Haven, 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 New Haven, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Haven, Kentucky

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 68 affordable apartments for rent in New Haven, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in New Haven, Kentucky

New Haven features 52 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 New Haven, Kentucky

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Haven.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Haven, Kentucky

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

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

2022 New Haven, 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
New Haven, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $518 $550 $724 $1,028 $1,108
New Haven, 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 research.

New Haven, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 68
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $35,500 ±$5,623
Median Rent $575 ±$145
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.35% ± 15.97pp
Total Population 669

Population and Household Demographics

New Haven is a city in Nelson County, Kentucky with a population of 669. There are 302 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 34.44% of households in New Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Haven

The median gross income for households in New Haven is $35,500 a year, or $2,958 a month. The median rent for the city is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Haven, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.35% of households who rent are overburdened in New Haven.

Area Median Income In New Haven

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 New Haven, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nelson County.

In New Haven, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,400

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 New Haven

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 New Haven

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Haven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Haven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Haven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900