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Affordable Housing In Barber County
Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barber County

Indian Hills Plaza

112 E Washington Ave
Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Subsidized

Sunflower Apartments Medicine Lodg

600 Curry Ln
Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Indian Hills Lodge

200 S Cherry St
Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Candletree Apt

911 Miller
Kiowa, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Barber County, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 90 affordable apartments for rent in Barber County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Barber County, Kansas

Barber County features 74 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 Barber County, Kansas

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barber County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barber County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barber County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Barber County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barber County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Barber 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
Fair Market Rent $524 $542 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Barber County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $51,811 ±$4,410
Median Rent $609 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.51% ± 5.04pp
Total Population 4,770

Population and Household Demographics

Barber County is a county in Kansas with a population of 4,770. There are 1,981 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 26.91% of households in Barber County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barber County

The median gross income for households in Barber County is $51,811 a year, or $4,318 a month. The median rent for the county is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barber County, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Barber County.

Area Median Income In Barber 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 Barber County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Barber 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 Barber County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
80% of Median $39,800 $45,500 $51,200 $56,850 $61,400 $65,950 $70,500 $75,050

Cities In Barber County

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City Served By
Hardtner
Hazelton
Isabel
Kiowa
Medicine Lodge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medicine Lodge is the Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge.
Sharon
Sun City