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Affordable Housing In Perry County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perry County

Cherokee Hills

400 Cherokee Hills Rd
Hazard, Kentucky
Income Based
1-4 BR

Eastern Pines Apartments

300 Gorman Hollow Rd
Hazard, Kentucky

Allie Daniel Gorman Tower

1450 E Main St
Hazard, Kentucky


Combs Ln
Hazard, Kentucky

Gorman Place Apts

200 Gorman Hollow Rd
Hazard, Kentucky

Whispering Pines

665 Gorman Hollow Rd
Hazard, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Perry County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Perry County, Kentucky

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 335 affordable apartments for rent in Perry County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Perry County, Kentucky

Perry County features 281 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 Perry County, Kentucky

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perry County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Perry County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Perry County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Perry County.

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

2020 Perry 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
Fair Market Rent $448 $550 $631 $852 $855
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $495 to $605 $568 to $694 $767 to $937 $770 to $941

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Perry County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 335
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 281
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $32,667 ±$3,938
Median Rent $535 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.62% ± 6.29pp
Total Population 28,041

Population and Household Demographics

Perry County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 28,041. There are 11,080 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 27.97% of households in Perry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Perry County

The median gross income for households in Perry County is $32,667 a year, or $2,722 a month. The median rent for the county is $535 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Perry County, a household making less than $1,783 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Perry County.

Area Median Income In Perry 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 Perry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,700

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 Perry 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 Perry County

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

Cities In Perry County

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City Served By
Buckhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckhorn is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Diablock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Diablock is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Hazard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hazard are the Housing Authority of Hazard and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Jeff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jeff is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.