Affordable Housing In Powell County
Kentucky

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Powell County

Pinecreek Apartments

125 Pinecreek Dr
Stanton, Kentucky
Subsidized

Halls Lane

5 Pinecreek Dr
Stanton, Kentucky
Subsidized

Stanton Place Apartments

555 W Railroad St
Stanton, Kentucky
Subsidized

Brad Lee Court

25 B St
Stanton, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Powell 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 Powell County, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Powell County, Kentucky

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 103 affordable apartments for rent in Powell County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Powell County, Kentucky

Powell County features 103 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 Powell County, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Powell County, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Powell County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2022 Powell 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
Powell County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $590 $594 $714 $932 $968
Powell County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $535 to $653 $643 to $785 $839 to $1,025 $871 to $1,065

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Powell County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 103
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $29,736 ±$4,655
Median Rent $543 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.29% ± 8.5pp
Total Population 12,447

Population and Household Demographics

Powell County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 12,447. There are 4,767 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 30.23% of households in Powell County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Powell County

The median gross income for households in Powell County is $29,736 a year, or $2,478 a month. The median rent for the county is $543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Powell County, a household making less than $1,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Powell County.

Area Median Income In Powell 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 Powell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,800

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 Powell 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 Powell County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Powell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Powell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,050 $21,750 $24,450 $27,150 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Powell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,450 $46,950 $50,450 $53,900 $57,400

Cities In Powell County

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City Served By
Clay City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clay City is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Stanton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stanton are the Housing Authority of Stanton and Kentucky Housing Corporation.