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Affordable Housing In Olive Hill
Carter County, Kentucky

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Olive Hill

Cold Springs Townhomes

131 S. Cold Springs Road
Olive Hill, Kentucky

Hydreco Apartments

501 Tygart St
Olive Hill, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Olive Hill

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Olive Hill, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 46 affordable apartments for rent in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Olive Hill, Kentucky

Olive Hill features 46 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 Olive Hill, Kentucky

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Olive Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Olive Hill, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Olive Hill landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Olive Hill.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Olive Hill, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $568 and $694.

2020 Olive Hill, 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 $448 $479 $631 $786 $930
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $431 to $527 $568 to $694 $707 to $865 $837 to $1,023

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Olive Hill, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $32,535 ±$7,867
Median Rent $506 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 15.34pp
Total Population 1,863

Population and Household Demographics

Olive Hill is a city in Carter County, Kentucky with a population of 1,863. There are 767 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 35.2% of households in Olive Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Olive Hill

The median gross income for households in Olive Hill is $32,535 a year, or $2,711 a month. The median rent for the city is $506 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Olive Hill, a household making less than $1,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Olive Hill.

Area Median Income In Olive Hill

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 Olive Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Carter County.

In Olive Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,400

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 Olive Hill

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 Olive Hill

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