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, KS
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Building Independence IIi

501 4th St
Baldwin City, KS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Firetree Villas II

307 Silver Leaf Ln
Baldwin City, KS
HCV Welcome

Baldwin City Villas

807 Deer Ridge Ct
Baldwin City, KS
HCV Welcome

Maplewood Apartments

205 Washington St
Baldwin City, KS

Firetree Retirement Villas

409 Firetree Ct
Baldwin City, KS
HCV Welcome
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 177 affordable apartments for rent in Baldwin City. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Baldwin City, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 173 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Baldwin City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 177
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Total Population 4,588
Housing Units 1,549
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $51,718 ±$4,776
Median Rent $893 ±$210
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.8% ± 21.64pp

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 Baldwin City 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Baldwin City

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

From 1999 to 2005, 4 low income apartment communities containing 52 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

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 Baldwin City is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 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% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Baldwin City

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$652 $706 $918 $1,327 $1,612