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Affordable Housing In Stanford
Lincoln County, Kentucky

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stanford

Lincoln Terrace Apartments

120 Star Avenue
Stanford, Kentucky
Income Based
1-2 BR

Logans Trace Apartments

215 River Dr
Stanford, Kentucky

Oakview Apartments

401 Oakview Road
Stanford, Kentucky

Shea Villa Apartments

124 Shea Villa Ct
Stanford, Kentucky

Skyview Homes

115 Star Ave
Stanford, Kentucky

Karp - Lincoln County

Cannonade Dr
Stanford, Kentucky

Stanford Greens

117 Herndon Drive
Stanford, Kentucky
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Housing Authorities that serve Stanford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stanford, Kentucky

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 239 affordable apartments for rent in Stanford, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Stanford, Kentucky

Stanford features 139 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 Stanford, Kentucky

There are 100 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stanford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stanford, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stanford landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Stanford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stanford, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $597 and $729.

2021 Stanford, 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
Stanford, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $475 $503 $663 $870 $899
Stanford, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $428 to $523 $453 to $553 $597 to $729 $783 to $957 $809 to $989

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stanford, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 239
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 139
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $21,875 ±$6,436
Median Rent $522 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.86% ± 18.95pp
Total Population 3,680

Population and Household Demographics

Stanford is a city in Lincoln County, Kentucky with a population of 3,680. There are 1,573 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 47.74% of households in Stanford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stanford

The median gross income for households in Stanford is $21,875 a year, or $1,823 a month. The median rent for the city is $522 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stanford, a household making less than $1,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Stanford.

Area Median Income In Stanford

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 Stanford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Stanford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,200

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 Stanford

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 Stanford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400