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Affordable Housing In Washington County
Kentucky

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

110 W Ballard St

110 W Ballard St
Springfield, Kentucky

Hill Top

1001 Melavin Cir
Springfield, Kentucky

Springdale Apts

100 Armory Hill
Springfield, Kentucky
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Kentucky

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 126 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Kentucky

Washington County features 96 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 Washington County, Kentucky

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $607 and $741.

2021 Washington 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
Washington County, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $483 $514 $674 $838 $1,167
Washington County, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $435 to $531 $463 to $565 $607 to $741 $754 to $922 $1,050 to $1,284

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 126
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $40,976 ±$5,053
Median Rent $556 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.75% ± 11.28pp
Total Population 11,910

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Kentucky with a population of 11,910. There are 4,495 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 21.49% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $40,976 a year, or $3,415 a month. The median rent for the county is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,500

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 Washington 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 Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $37,700 $40,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Mackville
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Housing Authority of Springfield.
Willisburg