Affordable Housing In Pulaski County

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pulaski County

Pleasant Hill Square

555 McKee Rd
Somerset, KY

Eagles Landing Senior Community

100 Patriots Way
Somerset, KY
HCV Welcome

Baptist Care Homes

100 Randolph St
Somerset, KY
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Housing Authorities that serve Pulaski County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Pulaski County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pulaski County, Kentucky

According to federal housing data and research, there are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 796 affordable apartments for rent in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Pulaski County features 621 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 175 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pulaski County.

Pulaski County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 796
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 621
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $34,790 ±$2,528
Median Rent $598 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.26% ± 5.46pp
Total Population 63,635

Population and Household Demographics

Pulaski County is a County in Kentucky with a population of 63,635. There are 25,593 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 30.96% of households in Pulaski County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pulaski County

The median gross income for households in Pulaski County is $34,790 a year, or $2,899 a month. The median rent for the county is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pulaski County, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Pulaski County.1

Area Median Income In Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,200

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 Pulaski 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 Pulaski County HUD Rental Assistance in Pulaski 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 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
80% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pulaski County

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

From 1990 to 2005, 9 low income apartment communities containing 174 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800
60% of Median $21,540 $24,600 $27,660 $30,720 $33,180 $35,640 $38,100 $40,560

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 Pulaski County is $27,660 a year, or $2,305 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,305 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $692 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% $449 $481 $576 $666 $743 $819
60% $539 $577 $692 $799 $891 $983
Fair Market Rents in Pulaski 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$422 $494 $648 $845 $878

Cities In Pulaski County

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City Listings Served By
Somerset 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somerset are the Housing Authority of Somerset and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Burnside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnside is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Ferguson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferguson is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Science Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Science Hill is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.