Qualify for Housing Assistance in Kentucky

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in Kentucky.


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Bowling Green, KY
30% of Median$11500$13100$14750$16400$17700$19000$20350$21650
Very Low Income$19100$21850$24550$27300$29500$31650$33850$36050
Low-Income$30600$34950$39350$43700$47200$50700$54200$57700
Cincinnati-Middleton, OH-KY-IN
30% of Median$14550$16600$18700$20750$22400$24050$25750$27400
Very Low Income$24200$27700$31150$34600$37350$40150$42900$45650
Low-Income$38750$44300$49800$55350$59800$64200$68650$73050
Grant County, KY
30% of Median$11500$13150$14800$16450$17750$19100$20400$21700
Very Low Income$19200$21950$24700$27450$29650$31850$34050$36250
Low-Income$30750$35100$39500$43900$47400$50900$54450$57950
Clarksville, TN-KY
30% of Median$11100$12700$14250$15850$17100$18400$19650$20900
Very Low Income$18500$21150$23800$26450$28550$30700$32800$34900
Low-Income$29600$33850$38050$42300$45700$49050$52450$55850
Elizabethtown, KY
30% of Median$11600$13250$14900$16550$17850$19200$20500$21850
Very Low Income$19300$22100$24850$27600$29800$32000$34200$36450
Low-Income$30900$35300$39750$44150$47700$51200$54750$58300
Evansville, IN-KY
30% of Median$12800$14600$16450$18250$19700$21150$22650$24100
Very Low Income$21300$24350$27400$30450$32900$35300$37750$40200
Low-Income$34100$38950$43850$48700$52600$56500$60400$64300
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
30% of Median$10100$11500$12950$14400$15550$16700$17850$19000
Very Low Income$16800$19200$21600$24000$25900$27850$29750$31700
Low-Income$26900$30700$34550$38400$41450$44550$47600$50700
Lexington-Fayette, KY
30% of Median$13650$15600$17550$19500$21050$22600$24200$25750
Very Low Income$22750$26000$29250$32500$35100$37700$40300$42900
Low-Income$36400$41600$46800$52000$56150$60300$64500$68650
Louisville, KY-IN
30% of Median$12900$14750$16600$18450$19950$21400$22900$24350
Very Low Income$21550$24600$27700$30750$33200$35650$38150$40600
Low-Income$34450$39350$44300$49200$53150$57050$61000$64950
Meade County, KY
30% of Median$11000$12550$14150$15700$16950$18200$19450$20700
Very Low Income$18300$20900$23550$26150$28250$30350$32450$34500
Low-Income$29300$33500$37650$41850$45200$48550$51900$55250
Nelson County, KY
30% of Median$12100$13800$15550$17250$18650$20000$21400$22750
Very Low Income$20150$23000$25900$28750$31050$33350$35650$37950
Low-Income$32200$36800$41400$46000$49700$53350$57050$60700
Shelby County, KY
30% of Median$14250$16300$18300$20350$22000$23600$25250$26850
Very Low Income$23750$27150$30550$33950$36650$39400$42100$44800
Low-Income$38000$43450$48850$54300$58650$63000$67350$71700
Owensboro, KY
30% of Median$11650$13300$15000$16650$18000$19300$20650$22000
Very Low Income$19450$22200$25000$27750$29950$32200$34400$36650
Low-Income$31100$35500$39950$44400$47950$51500$55050$58600
Adair County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Allen County, KY
30% of Median$10000$11400$12850$14250$15400$16550$17650$18800
Very Low Income$16650$19000$21400$23750$25650$27550$29450$31350
Low-Income$26600$30400$34200$38000$41050$44100$47100$50150
Anderson County, KY
30% of Median$13500$15400$17350$19250$20800$22350$23850$25400
Very Low Income$22450$25700$28900$32100$34650$37250$39800$42350
Low-Income$35950$41100$46200$51350$55450$59550$63650$67800
Ballard County, KY
30% of Median$11200$12800$14400$16000$17300$18550$19850$21100
Very Low Income$18650$21300$24000$26650$28800$30900$33050$35200
Low-Income$29850$34100$38400$42650$46050$49450$52900$56300
Barren County, KY
30% of Median$10200$11700$13150$14600$15750$16950$18100$19250
Very Low Income$17000$19450$21850$24300$26250$28200$30150$32100
Low-Income$27250$31100$35000$38900$42000$45100$48250$51350
Bath County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Bell County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Boyle County, KY
30% of Median$11600$13250$14900$16550$17850$19200$20500$21850
Very Low Income$19300$22050$24800$27550$29750$31950$34150$36350
Low-Income$30850$35300$39700$44100$47650$51150$54700$58200
Breathitt County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Breckinridge County, KY
30% of Median$9900$11300$12750$14150$15300$16400$17550$18700
Very Low Income$16500$18900$21250$23600$25500$27400$29250$31150
Low-Income$26450$30200$34000$37750$40750$43800$46800$49850
Butler County, KY
30% of Median$9550$10900$12300$13650$14750$15850$16950$18000
Very Low Income$15950$18200$20500$22750$24550$26400$28200$30050
Low-Income$25500$29100$32750$36400$39300$42200$45150$48050
Caldwell County, KY
30% of Median$9550$10900$12300$13650$14750$15850$16950$18000
Very Low Income$15950$18200$20500$22750$24550$26400$28200$30050
Low-Income$25500$29100$32750$36400$39300$42200$45150$48050
Calloway County, KY
30% of Median$10850$12400$13950$15500$16750$18000$19200$20450
Very Low Income$18100$20700$23250$25850$27900$30000$32050$34100
Low-Income$28950$33100$37200$41350$44650$47950$51250$54600
Carlisle County, KY
30% of Median$9050$10350$11650$12950$14000$15000$16050$17100
Very Low Income$15100$17250$19400$21550$23250$25000$26700$28450
Low-Income$24150$27600$31050$34500$37250$40000$42800$45550
Carroll County, KY
30% of Median$11950$13650$15350$17050$18400$19800$21150$22500
Very Low Income$19900$22700$25550$28400$30650$32950$35200$37500
Low-Income$31800$36350$40900$45450$49100$52700$56350$60000
Carter County, KY
30% of Median$9400$10700$12050$13400$14450$15550$16600$17700
Very Low Income$15600$17850$20050$22300$24100$25850$27650$29450
Low-Income$25000$28550$32150$35700$38550$41400$44250$47100
Casey County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Clay County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Clinton County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Crittenden County, KY
30% of Median$9850$11300$12700$14100$15250$16350$17500$18600
Very Low Income$16450$18800$21150$23500$25400$27250$29150$31000
Low-Income$26300$30100$33850$37600$40600$43600$46600$49650
Cumberland County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Elliott County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Estill County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Fleming County, KY
30% of Median$9050$10300$11600$12900$13950$14950$16000$17050
Very Low Income$15050$17200$19350$21500$23200$24950$26650$28400
Low-Income$24100$27500$30950$34400$37150$39900$42650$45400
Floyd County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Franklin County, KY
30% of Median$13550$15500$17400$19350$20900$22450$24000$25550
Very Low Income$22600$25800$29050$32250$34850$37400$40000$42550
Low-Income$36100$41300$46450$51600$55750$59850$64000$68100
Fulton County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Garrard County, KY
30% of Median$11150$12750$14350$15950$17250$18500$19800$21050
Very Low Income$18600$21300$23950$26600$28750$30850$33000$35100
Low-Income$29800$34050$38300$42550$45950$49350$52750$56150
Graves County, KY
30% of Median$10250$11700$13200$14650$15800$17000$18150$19350
Very Low Income$17100$19550$22000$24450$26400$28350$30300$32250
Low-Income$27350$31300$35200$39100$42250$45350$48500$51600
Grayson County, KY
30% of Median$8950$10250$11500$12800$13800$14850$15850$16900
Very Low Income$14950$17100$19200$21350$23050$24750$26450$28200
Low-Income$23900$27300$30750$34150$36900$39600$42350$45100
Green County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Harlan County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Harrison County, KY
30% of Median$11400$13000$14650$16250$17550$18850$20150$21450
Very Low Income$18950$21700$24400$27100$29250$31450$33600$35750
Low-Income$30350$34700$39000$43350$46800$50300$53750$57200
Hart County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Hickman County, KY
30% of Median$10050$11500$12900$14350$15500$16650$17800$18950
Very Low Income$16750$19100$21500$23900$25800$27700$29650$31550
Low-Income$26800$30600$34450$38250$41300$44350$47450$50500
Hopkins County, KY
30% of Median$10400$11900$13350$14850$16050$17250$18400$19600
Very Low Income$17350$19800$22300$24750$26750$28700$30700$32650
Low-Income$27700$31700$35650$39600$42750$45950$49100$52250
Jackson County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Johnson County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Knott County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Knox County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Laurel County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Lawrence County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Lee County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Leslie County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Letcher County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Lewis County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Lincoln County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Livingston County, KY
30% of Median$10700$12200$13750$15250$16450$17700$18900$20150
Very Low Income$17800$20350$22900$25450$27500$29500$31550$33600
Low-Income$28500$32550$36650$40700$43950$47200$50450$53700
Logan County, KY
30% of Median$10650$12150$13700$15200$16400$17650$18850$20050
Very Low Income$17750$20300$22800$25350$27400$29400$31450$33450
Low-Income$28400$32450$36500$40550$43800$47050$50300$53550
Lyon County, KY
30% of Median$10800$12350$13900$15450$16700$17900$19150$20400
Very Low Income$18050$20600$23200$25750$27800$29850$31950$34000
Low-Income$28850$32950$37100$41200$44500$47800$51100$54400
Madison County, KY
30% of Median$12250$14000$15750$17500$18900$20300$21700$23100
Very Low Income$20400$23300$26250$29150$31500$33800$36150$38500
Low-Income$32650$37300$42000$46650$50400$54100$57850$61600
Magoffin County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Marion County, KY
30% of Median$9650$11050$12400$13800$14900$16000$17100$18200
Very Low Income$16100$18400$20700$23000$24850$26700$28500$30350
Low-Income$25750$29450$33100$36800$39750$42700$45650$48600
Marshall County, KY
30% of Median$11850$13500$15200$16900$18250$19600$20950$22300
Very Low Income$19700$22500$25350$28150$30400$32650$34900$37150
Low-Income$31550$36050$40550$45050$48650$52250$55850$59450
Martin County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Mason County, KY
30% of Median$10100$11550$13000$14450$15600$16750$17900$19050
Very Low Income$16850$19250$21650$24050$25950$27900$29800$31750
Low-Income$26950$30800$34650$38500$41600$44650$47750$50800
McCracken County, KY
30% of Median$11500$13100$14750$16400$17700$19000$20350$21650
Very Low Income$19100$21850$24550$27300$29500$31650$33850$36050
Low-Income$30600$34950$39350$43700$47200$50700$54200$57700
McCreary County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Menifee County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Mercer County, KY
30% of Median$11700$13350$15050$16700$18050$19350$20700$22050
Very Low Income$19450$22250$25000$27800$30000$32250$34450$36700
Low-Income$31150$35600$40050$44500$48050$51600$55200$58750
Metcalfe County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Monroe County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Montgomery County, KY
30% of Median$10350$11850$13300$14800$16000$17150$18350$19550
Very Low Income$17300$19750$22250$24700$26700$28650$30650$32600
Low-Income$27650$31600$35550$39500$42650$45800$49000$52150
Morgan County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Muhlenberg County, KY
30% of Median$9100$10400$11700$13000$14050$15100$16100$17150
Very Low Income$15150$17300$19500$21650$23400$25100$26850$28600
Low-Income$24250$27700$31200$34650$37400$40200$42950$45750
Nicholas County, KY
30% of Median$9650$11000$12400$13750$14850$15950$17050$18150
Very Low Income$16050$18300$20600$22900$24750$26550$28400$30250
Low-Income$25650$29300$33000$36650$39600$42500$45450$48400
Ohio County, KY
30% of Median$9500$10850$12200$13550$14650$15700$16800$17900
Very Low Income$15800$18100$20350$22600$24400$26200$28000$29850
Low-Income$25300$28900$32550$36150$39050$41950$44850$47700
Owen County, KY
30% of Median$10550$12050$13550$15050$16250$17450$18650$19850
Very Low Income$17550$20050$22550$25050$27050$29050$31050$33050
Low-Income$28050$32100$36100$40100$43300$46500$49700$52950
Owsley County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Perry County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Pike County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Powell County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Pulaski County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Robertson County, KY
30% of Median$9650$11000$12400$13750$14850$15950$17050$18150
Very Low Income$16050$18300$20600$22900$24750$26550$28400$30250
Low-Income$25650$29300$33000$36650$39600$42500$45450$48400
Rockcastle County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Rowan County, KY
30% of Median$9300$10650$11950$13300$14350$15450$16500$17550
Very Low Income$15500$17700$19950$22150$23900$25700$27450$29250
Low-Income$24800$28350$31900$35450$38300$41100$43950$46800
Russell County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Simpson County, KY
30% of Median$11500$13150$14800$16450$17750$19100$20400$21700
Very Low Income$19200$21950$24700$27450$29650$31850$34050$36250
Low-Income$30750$35100$39500$43900$47400$50900$54450$57950
Taylor County, KY
30% of Median$9200$10500$11850$13150$14200$15250$16300$17350
Very Low Income$15350$17500$19700$21900$23650$25400$27150$28900
Low-Income$24550$28050$31550$35050$37850$40650$43450$46250
Todd County, KY
30% of Median$9750$11150$12550$13950$15050$16200$17300$18400
Very Low Income$16300$18600$20950$23250$25100$26950$28850$30700
Low-Income$26050$29750$33500$37200$40200$43150$46150$49100
Union County, KY
30% of Median$11700$13350$15050$16700$18050$19350$20700$22050
Very Low Income$19450$22250$25000$27800$30000$32250$34450$36700
Low-Income$31150$35600$40050$44500$48050$51600$55200$58750
Washington County, KY
30% of Median$10650$12150$13700$15200$16400$17650$18850$20050
Very Low Income$17700$20250$22750$25300$27300$29350$31350$33400
Low-Income$28350$32400$36450$40500$43750$47000$50200$53450
Wayne County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Whitley County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700
Wolfe County, KY
30% of Median$8900$10150$11450$12700$13700$14750$15750$16750
Very Low Income$14800$16900$19050$21150$22850$24550$26250$27900
Low-Income$23700$27100$30450$33850$36550$39250$41950$44700