Affordable Housing In Russell
Greenup County, Kentucky

Guide To Affordable Housing in Russell, Kentucky

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Russell, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Russell, Kentucky

Russell features 0 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 Russell, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Russell, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Russell landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Russell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Russell, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $712 and $870.

2022 Russell, 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
Russell, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $570 $659 $791 $1,058 $1,179
Russell, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $513 to $627 $593 to $725 $712 to $870 $952 to $1,164 $1,061 to $1,297

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Russell, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $62,560 ±$7,376
Median Rent $536 ±$210
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.66% ± 15.8pp
Total Population 3,307

Population and Household Demographics

Russell is a city in Greenup County, Kentucky with a population of 3,307. There are 1,264 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 26.74% of households in Russell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Russell

The median gross income for households in Russell is $62,560 a year, or $5,213 a month. The median rent for the city is $536 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Russell, a household making less than $1,787 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Russell.

Area Median Income In Russell

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 Russell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greenup County.

In Russell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Russell

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 Russell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Russell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,050 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,450 $40,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Russell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $38,450 $40,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Russell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,750 $39,700 $44,650 $49,600 $53,600 $57,550 $61,550 $65,500