Affordable Housing In Richmond
Madison County, Kentucky

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richmond

Eastern Scholar House Apartments

801 Van Hoose Drive
Richmond, Kentucky
Call For Rent
2 BR

Pebblecreek Crossing Apartments

418 Big Hill Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky
1-2 BR

Madison Towers

225 N Madison Ave
Richmond, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Saddlebrook Apartments

633 Big Hill Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky

Madison Avenue Apartments

270 N Madison Ave
Richmond, Kentucky

Richmond Manor Apartments

745 N 3rd St
Richmond, Kentucky

Telford Apartments

214 Hallie Irvine St
Richmond, Kentucky

Richmond Green

108 Richmond Green Dr
Richmond, Kentucky

Smith Village

410 Smith Vlg
Richmond, Kentucky

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Richmond, 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 Richmond, Kentucky

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Richmond Public Housing
City of Richmond Section 8 Housing Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Richmond, Kentucky

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 965 affordable apartments for rent in Richmond, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Richmond, Kentucky

Richmond features 596 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 Richmond, Kentucky

There are 233 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richmond.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Richmond, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Richmond landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Richmond.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richmond, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2022 Richmond, 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
Richmond, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $558 $575 $732 $989 $993
Richmond, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $518 to $633 $659 to $805 $890 to $1,088 $894 to $1,092

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Richmond, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 965
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 596
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $30,621 ±$2,682
Median Rent $628 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.65% ± 5.37pp
Total Population 32,574

Population and Household Demographics

Richmond is a city in Madison County, Kentucky with a population of 32,574. There are 12,879 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 62.89% of households in Richmond are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Richmond

The median gross income for households in Richmond is $30,621 a year, or $2,552 a month. The median rent for the city is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richmond, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Richmond.

Area Median Income In Richmond

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 Richmond, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Richmond, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,100

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 Richmond

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 Richmond

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richmond AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,700 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richmond AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,150 $29,900 $33,650 $37,350 $40,350 $43,350 $46,350 $49,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richmond AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,850 $47,800 $53,800 $59,750 $64,550 $69,350 $74,100 $78,900