Affordable Housing In Atchison County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atchison County

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

Diamondview Apartments

209 9th St
Effingham, Kansas

Independencesq Quietoak Riverbluff

417 N 6th Street
Atchison, Kansas
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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 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
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.

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.
$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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Atchison County

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City Served By
Atchison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atchison is the Atchison Housing Authority.