Affordable Housing In Atchison
Atchison County, Kansas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atchison

Applegate Apartments

1501 Applegate Dr
Atchison, Kansas

Santa Fe Place

807 Santa Fe St
Atchison, Kansas

103 S 7th St

103 S 7th St
Atchison, Kansas

Terrace Hills Apartments

1200 N 6th St
Atchison, Kansas

Royal Oak

1322 N 17th St
Atchison, Kansas

Trinity Place Senior Residences

600 N 9th St
Atchison, Kansas

Independencesq Quietoak Riverbluff

417 N 6th Street
Atchison, Kansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Atchison, Kansas

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 Atchison, Kansas

Housing Authority Programs
Atchison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atchison, Kansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 518 affordable apartments for rent in Atchison, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Atchison, Kansas

Atchison features 362 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 Atchison, Kansas

There are 156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atchison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atchison, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atchison landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Atchison.

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

2022 Atchison, Kansas 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
Atchison, Kansas Fair Market Rent $512 $564 $742 $965 $1,087
Atchison, Kansas Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $508 to $620 $668 to $816 $869 to $1,062 $978 to $1,196

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Atchison, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 518
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $40,512 ±$3,802
Median Rent $578 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.67% ± 10.7pp
Total Population 10,858

Population and Household Demographics

Atchison is a city in Atchison County, Kansas with a population of 10,858. There are 3,688 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 33.7% of households in Atchison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Atchison

The median gross income for households in Atchison is $40,512 a year, or $3,376 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atchison, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Atchison.

Area Median Income In Atchison

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 Atchison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Atchison County.

In Atchison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Atchison

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 Atchison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Atchison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,700 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Atchison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Atchison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800