Affordable Housing In Atchison County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atchison County

Applegate Apartments

1501 Applegate Dr
Atchison, KS

Santa Fe Place

807 Santa Fe St
Atchison, KS

103 S 7th St

103 S 7th St
Atchison, KS

Terrace Hills Apartments

1200 N 6th St
Atchison, KS

Royal Oak

1322 N 17th St
Atchison, KS
HCV Welcome

Trinity Place Senior Residences

600 N 9th St
Atchison, KS
HCV Welcome

Diamondview Apartments

209 9th St
Effingham, KS
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Other Housing Authorities located in Atchison County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atchison County, Kansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 524 affordable apartments for rent in Atchison County, Kansas. Atchison County features 368 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 156 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atchison County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Atchison County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 524
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 368
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
Total Population 16,633

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.1

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 $60,300

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 Atchison County HUD Rental Assistance in Atchison County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Atchison County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 129 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Atchison County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Atchison County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Atchison County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Atchison County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$524 $542 $714 $890 $1,100

Cities In Atchison County

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City Listings Served By
Atchison 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atchison is the Atchison Housing Authority.
Effingham 1
Huron 0
Lancaster 0
Muscotah 0