Affordable Housing In Baldwin City
Douglas County, Kansas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baldwin City

Schoolhouse Lofts

704 Chapel Street Baldwin City, KS
Baldwin City, Kansas
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Building Independence IIi

501 4th St
Baldwin City, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Firetree Villas II

307 Silver Leaf Ln
Baldwin City, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Baldwin City Villas

807 Deer Ridge Ct
Baldwin City, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Maplewood Apartments

205 Washington St
Baldwin City, Kansas

Firetree Retirement Villas

409 Firetree Ct
Baldwin City, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Baldwin City

Housing Authority Programs
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baldwin City, Kansas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 177 affordable apartments for rent in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Baldwin City, Kansas

Baldwin City features 4 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 Baldwin City, Kansas

There are 173 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baldwin City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baldwin City, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baldwin City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Baldwin City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baldwin City, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $837 and $1,023.

2020 Baldwin City, 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
Fair Market Rent $693 $733 $930 $1,342 $1,633
Payment Standard Range $624 to $762 $660 to $806 $837 to $1,023 $1,208 to $1,476 $1,470 to $1,796

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baldwin City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 177
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $51,718 ±$4,776
Median Rent $893 ±$210
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.8% ± 21.64pp
Total Population 4,588

Population and Household Demographics

Baldwin City is a City in Douglas County, Kansas with a population of 4,588. There are 1,549 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 27.37% of households in Baldwin City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baldwin City

The median gross income for households in Baldwin City is $51,718 a year, or $4,310 a month. The median rent for the city is $893 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baldwin City, a household making less than $2,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Baldwin City.1

Area Median Income In Baldwin City

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 Baldwin City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Baldwin City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,900

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 Baldwin City

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 Baldwin City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500