Affordable Housing In Powell County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Powell County

Pinecreek Apartments

125 Pinecreek Dr
Stanton, KY

Halls Lane

5 Pinecreek Dr
Stanton, KY

Stanton Place Apartments

555 W Railroad St
Stanton, KY

Brad Lee Court

25 B St
Stanton, KY
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 103 affordable apartments for rent in Powell County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 103 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Powell County, HUD housing programs support 39 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Powell County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Powell County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Stanton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Powell County, Kentucky

Powell County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 103
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Total Population 12,447
Housing Units 4,767
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $29,736 ±$4,655
Median Rent $543 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.29% ± 8.5pp

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.1

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 $51,600

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 Powell County HUD Rental Assistance in Powell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $27,900 $29,950 $32,000 $34,100
50% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $27,900 $29,950 $32,000 $34,100
80% of Median $28,950 $33,050 $37,200 $41,300 $44,650 $47,950 $51,250 $54,550
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Powell County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 1993, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Powell County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Powell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $27,900 $29,950 $32,000 $34,100
60% of Median $21,720 $24,780 $27,900 $30,960 $33,480 $35,940 $38,400 $40,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Powell County is $27,900 a year, or $2,325 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,325 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $698 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $453 $484 $581 $671 $749 $826
60% $543 $581 $698 $806 $899 $992
Fair Market Rents in Powell County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$443 $506 $618 $796 $843

Cities In Powell County

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City Listings Served By
Stanton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stanton are the Housing Authority of Stanton and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Clay City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clay City is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.