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Affordable Housing In Science Hill
Pulaski County, Kentucky

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Science Hill

Clifty Heights Elderly Rental Project

Stanford St
Science Hill, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Science Hill

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Science Hill, Kentucky

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 10 affordable apartments for rent in Science Hill, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Science Hill, Kentucky

Science Hill 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 Science Hill, Kentucky

There are 10 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Science Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Science Hill, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Science Hill landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Science Hill.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Science Hill, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $583 and $713.

2020 Science Hill, 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 $422 $494 $648 $845 $878
Payment Standard Range $380 to $464 $445 to $543 $583 to $713 $761 to $930 $790 to $966

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Science Hill, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 10
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $32,778 ±$8,195
Median Rent $592 ±$150
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.63% ± 28.08pp
Total Population 610

Population and Household Demographics

Science Hill is a city in Pulaski County, Kentucky with a population of 610. There are 238 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 42.44% of households in Science Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Science Hill

The median gross income for households in Science Hill is $32,778 a year, or $2,732 a month. The median rent for the city is $592 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Science Hill, a household making less than $1,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Science Hill.

Area Median Income In Science Hill

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 Science Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pulaski County.

In Science Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,700

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 Science Hill

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 Science Hill

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