Affordable Housing In Whitesburg
Letcher County, Kentucky

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whitesburg


200 Alaska Ave
Whitesburg, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Whitesburg, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitesburg, Kentucky

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 104 affordable apartments for rent in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Whitesburg features 104 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 Whitesburg, Kentucky

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitesburg, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitesburg, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2023 Whitesburg, 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
Whitesburg, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $538 $609 $742 $1,034 $1,113
Whitesburg, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $548 to $670 $668 to $816 $931 to $1,137 $1,002 to $1,224

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Whitesburg, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 104
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $35,060 ±$17,095
Median Rent $603 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.79% ± 17.62pp
Total Population 2,053

Population and Household Demographics

Whitesburg is a city in Letcher County, Kentucky with a population of 2,053. There are 829 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 48.85% of households in Whitesburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitesburg

The median gross income for households in Whitesburg is $35,060 a year, or $2,922 a month. The median rent for the city is $603 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitesburg, a household making less than $2,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitesburg.

Area Median Income In Whitesburg

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 Whitesburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Letcher County.

In Whitesburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,000

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 Whitesburg

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 Whitesburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whitesburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whitesburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whitesburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100