Affordable Housing In Atchison County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atchison County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Atchison County, Kansas
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 550 affordable apartments for rent in Atchison County, Kansas.
Income Based Apartments in Atchison County, Kansas
Atchison County features 394 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 County, Kansas
There are 156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atchison County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Atchison County, Kansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atchison County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Atchison County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atchison County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.
2022 Atchison County, 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 County, Kansas Fair Market Rent||$512||$564||$742||$965||$1,087|
|Atchison County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Atchison County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||550|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||394|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||27.68%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.65|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Median Household Income||$43,581 ±$3,090|
|Median Rent||$586 ±$65|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||33.47% ± 8.35pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Atchison County is a county in Kansas with a population of 16,633. There are 6,033 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 27.68% of households in Atchison County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Atchison County
The median gross income for households in Atchison County is $43,581 a year, or $3,632 a month. The median rent for the county is $586 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atchison County, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Atchison County.
Area Median Income In Atchison County
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.
In Atchison County, 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 County
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 County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Atchison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Atchison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Atchison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.