Affordable Housing In Shelby County
Kentucky

Affordable Housing programs support 435 income based apartments in Shelby County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 455 affordable apartments in Shelby County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Shelby County, Kentucky

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Shelby County. Go to the Kentucky Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Shelby County.

Shelbyville I

312 Midland Blvd
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Veechdale Apartments

233 Buck Creek Rd
Simpsonville, Kentucky
Affordable

Maidie Lane

29 Maidie Ln
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Shelbyville Townhomes Apartments

119 Nora Ave
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Cherrywood Apartments

Willowwood DR
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Parkside Associates, Inc

118 9th St
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

1635 Juniper Dr

1635 Juniper Dr
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Bondurant Heights

1 Cardinal Dr
Shelbyville, Kentucky

Cola Commons

Frankfort Rd
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable

Marian Village Apartments

Short St
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Shelby County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Shelby County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Shelbyville, KY Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in Shelbyville.
Affordable Housing In Simpsonville, KY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Simpsonville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Shelby County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Shelby County.

Shelby County, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Shelby County, Kentucky

Shelby County features 435 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 Shelby County, Kentucky

There are 455 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shelby County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shelby County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shelby County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shelby County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shelby County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $847 and $1,035.

2023 Shelby 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
Shelby County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $691 $742 $941 $1,203 $1,392
Shelby County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $622 to $760 $668 to $816 $847 to $1,035 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,253 to $1,531

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shelby County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 890
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $60,324 ±$2,729
Median Rent $796 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.89% ± 5.8pp
Total Population 44,290

Population and Household Demographics

Shelby County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 44,290. There are 15,888 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 30.9% of households in Shelby County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shelby County

The median gross income for households in Shelby County is $60,324 a year, or $5,027 a month. The median rent for the county is $796 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shelby County, a household making less than $2,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Shelby County.

Area Median Income In Shelby 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 Shelby County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,600

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 Shelby 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 Shelby County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,050 $39,450 $43,800 $47,350 $50,850 $54,350 $57,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shelby County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,100 $56,100 $63,100 $70,100 $75,750 $81,350 $86,950 $92,550