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Affordable Housing In Rockcastle County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockcastle County

Castle Village

90 Castle Village Dr
Brodhead, Kentucky

Valley View Apartments - Mt Vernon

3 Old Us 25
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Town Branch Apartments

70 Crawford St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Cave Valley Apartments

615 Richmond St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Brodhead Elderly

Rr 1
Brodhead, Kentucky

Mt Vernon Manor

75 Sigmon St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Mt Village Apartments

1120 W Main St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Brodhead Elderly Apartments

RR 1 Box 10
Brodhead, Kentucky

Mt Vernon Greens Apartments

Mcbee St
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Carter Dr and Lovell Lane

110 Carter Dr
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Housing Authorities that serve Rockcastle County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 381 affordable apartments for rent in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Rockcastle County features 192 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 Rockcastle County, Kentucky

There are 189 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockcastle County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockcastle County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rockcastle County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockcastle County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.

2021 Rockcastle 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 $500 $503 $663 $913 $954
Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $453 to $553 $597 to $729 $822 to $1,004 $859 to $1,049

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockcastle County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 381
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 192
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $31,555 ±$2,508
Median Rent $522 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.19% ± 7.6pp
Total Population 16,942

Population and Household Demographics

Rockcastle County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 16,942. There are 6,621 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 24.24% of households in Rockcastle County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockcastle County

The median gross income for households in Rockcastle County is $31,555 a year, or $2,630 a month. The median rent for the county is $522 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockcastle County, a household making less than $1,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockcastle County.

Area Median Income In Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,900

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 Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle County

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City Served By
Brodhead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brodhead is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Livingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livingston is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Mount Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Vernon are the Housing Authority of Mount Vernon and Kentucky Housing Corporation.