Affordable Housing In Wilmore
Jessamine County, Kentucky

Waiting List Openings In Wilmore

Multi-County, KY Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am, until January 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

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2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilmore

Asbury Heights Apts

202 Epworth Ave
Wilmore, Kentucky

Jessamine Village Ltd

315 Village Circle
Wilmore, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wilmore, 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 Wilmore, Kentucky

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilmore, Kentucky

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 90 affordable apartments for rent in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Wilmore, Kentucky

Wilmore features 46 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 Wilmore, Kentucky

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilmore.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilmore, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wilmore landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Wilmore.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilmore, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.

2022 Wilmore, 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
Wilmore, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $632 $741 $912 $1,256 $1,496
Wilmore, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $569 to $695 $667 to $815 $821 to $1,003 $1,130 to $1,382 $1,346 to $1,646

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilmore, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $38,679 ±$7,969
Median Rent $643 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.63% ± 10.97pp
Total Population 6,057

Population and Household Demographics

Wilmore is a city in Jessamine County, Kentucky with a population of 6,057. There are 1,805 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 51.58% of households in Wilmore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilmore

The median gross income for households in Wilmore is $38,679 a year, or $3,223 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilmore, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilmore.

Area Median Income In Wilmore

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 Wilmore, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jessamine County.

In Wilmore, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,500

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 Wilmore

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 Wilmore

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,900 $18,150 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wilmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wilmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750