Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Whitesburg, KY

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200 Alaska Ave, Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Whitesburg, Kentucky
$8.85 (+122%) more than Kentucky minimum wage and $8.85 (+122%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Whitesburg.

How many renters live in Whitesburg, Kentucky?

The City of Whitesburg has 2,153 people living in 803 households.

There are 1,081 renters living in 420 renter households in this City. Renters make up 50.21 percent of the population living in Whitesburg.

What is the rental market like in Whitesburg, Kentucky?

There are an estimated 904 housing units in the Whitesburg area. Of these, 420 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Whitesburg, Kentucky, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Whitesburg?

The rental vacancy rate in Whitesburg is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Whitesburg for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Whitesburg
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
45 88 132 135 13
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Whitesburg

A large number of apartments in Whitesburg have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Whitesburg are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 56 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 41 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Whitesburg

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $616 to $1,318. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $616
One BR $733
Two BR $850
Three BR $1,198
Four BR $1,318
2024 Fair Market Rents in Whitesburg, Kentucky

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Whitesburg?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 43 96 percent
One BR 81 92 percent
Two BR 78 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Whitesburg, Kentucky

How many affordable rental units are in Whitesburg?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Whitesburg, Kentucky including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 104
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 $765 and $935.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.