Affordable Housing In Water Valley
Graves County, Kentucky

Guide To Affordable Housing in Water Valley, Kentucky

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Water Valley, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Water Valley, Kentucky

Water Valley features 0 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 Water Valley, Kentucky

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Water Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Water Valley, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Water Valley, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $568 and $694.

2020 Water Valley, 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 $448 $479 $631 $845 $855
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $431 to $527 $568 to $694 $761 to $930 $770 to $941

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Water Valley, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.7%
Average Renter Household Size 3.54
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $23,500 ±$5,529
Median Rent $661 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.92% ± 65.12pp
Total Population 328

Population and Household Demographics

Water Valley is a City in Graves County, Kentucky with a population of 328. There are 132 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 19.7% of households in Water Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Water Valley

The median gross income for households in Water Valley is $23,500 a year, or $1,958 a month. The median rent for the city is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Water Valley, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Water Valley.1

Area Median Income In Water Valley

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 Water Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Graves County.

In Water Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,100

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 Water Valley

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 Water Valley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $32,550 $34,800 $37,050
50% of Median $19,650 $22,450 $25,250 $28,050 $30,300 $32,550 $34,800 $37,050
80% of Median $31,450 $35,950 $40,450 $44,900 $48,500 $52,100 $55,700 $59,300