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Affordable Housing In Simpson County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Simpson County

Walnut Forest Apartments

634 Morgantown Rd
Franklin, Kentucky
Call For Rent
2 BR

Ridgewood Apartments

425 Filter Plant Rd
Franklin, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Joshua Place

108 Crestmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Kelsey Manor

111 Crestmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgewood Apartments : Rental

Filter Plant Rd
Franklin, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Ashmore Village

101 Brentmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky

Garden Square Apts

423 South Main Street
Franklin, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Simpson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Simpson County, Kentucky

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 277 affordable apartments for rent in Simpson County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Simpson County, Kentucky

Simpson County features 172 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 Simpson County, Kentucky

There are 105 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Simpson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Simpson County, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Simpson County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $645 and $789.

2020 Simpson 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 $510 $544 $717 $893 $971
Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $490 to $598 $645 to $789 $804 to $982 $874 to $1,068

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Simpson County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $39,679 ±$3,954
Median Rent $641 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.26% ± 7.51pp
Total Population 17,704

Population and Household Demographics

Simpson County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 17,704. There are 6,793 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 37.13% of households in Simpson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Simpson County

The median gross income for households in Simpson County is $39,679 a year, or $3,307 a month. The median rent for the county is $641 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Simpson County, a household making less than $2,137 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Simpson County.

Area Median Income In Simpson 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 Simpson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Simpson 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 Simpson 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 $30,680 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% of Median $20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% of Median $33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650

Cities In Simpson County

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City Served By
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Franklin are the Housing Authority of Franklin and Kentucky Housing Corporation.