Affordable Housing In Shelby County

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shelby County

Veechdale Apartments

233 Buck Creek Rd
Simpsonville, KY

Maidie Lane

29 Maidie Ln
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

Shelbyville Townhomes Apartments

119 Nora Ave
Shelbyville, KY

Cherrywood Apartments

Willowwood DR
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

Parkside Associates, Inc

118 9th St
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

1635 Juniper Dr

1635 Juniper Dr
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

Bondurant Heights

1 Cardinal Dr
Shelbyville, KY

Cola Commons

Frankfort Rd
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

Marian Village Apartments

Short St
Shelbyville, KY
HCV Welcome

There are 19 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 624 affordable apartments for rent in Shelby County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 271 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Shelby County, HUD housing programs support 112 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 353 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Shelby County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Shelby County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Shelbyville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shelby County, Kentucky

Shelby County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 624
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 271
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Total Population 44,290
Housing Units 15,888
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $60,324 ±$2,729
Median Rent $796 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.89% ± 5.8pp

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.1

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 $76,200

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 Shelby County HUD Rental Assistance in Shelby County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,300 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,700 $30,500 $34,300 $38,100 $41,150 $44,200 $47,250 $50,300
80% of Median $42,700 $48,800 $54,900 $60,950 $65,850 $70,750 $75,600 $80,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Shelby County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2011, 10 low income apartment communities containing 241 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Shelby County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Shelby County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,700 $30,500 $34,300 $38,100 $41,150 $44,200 $47,250 $50,300
60% of Median $32,040 $36,600 $41,160 $45,720 $49,380 $53,040 $56,700 $60,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Shelby County is $41,160 a year, or $3,430 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,430 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,029 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $668 $715 $858 $991 $1,105 $1,219
60% $801 $858 $1,029 $1,189 $1,326 $1,463
Fair Market Rents in Shelby County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$579 $618 $817 $1,151 $1,380

Cities In Shelby County

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City Listings Served By
Shelbyville 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelbyville are the Housing Authority of Shelbyville and Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Simpsonville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpsonville is the Kentucky Housing Corporation.