Affordable Housing In Baxter Springs
Cherokee County, Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs Senior Residences

1520 Cleveland
Baxter Springs, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Senior Citizens Village

1915 Grant Ave
Baxter Springs, KS

Applewood Apartments

201 E 28th St
Baxter Springs, KS

The Springs

2401 Park Ave
Baxter Springs, KS
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Baxter Springs

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baxter Springs, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 196 affordable apartments for rent in Baxter Springs, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Baxter Springs features 16 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 Baxter Springs, Kansas

There are 180 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baxter Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baxter Springs, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baxter Springs landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Baxter Springs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baxter Springs, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Baxter Springs, 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 $527 $549 $718 $895 $992
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $494 to $604 $646 to $790 $806 to $985 $893 to $1,091

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baxter Springs, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 196
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $49,531 ±$6,373
Median Rent $583 ±$98
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.93% ± 9.65pp
Total Population 4,114

Population and Household Demographics

Baxter Springs is a City in Cherokee County, Kansas with a population of 4,114. There are 1,522 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 23.92% of households in Baxter Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baxter Springs

The median gross income for households in Baxter Springs is $49,531 a year, or $4,128 a month. The median rent for the city is $583 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baxter Springs, a household making less than $1,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Baxter Springs.1

Area Median Income In Baxter Springs

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 Baxter Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Baxter Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Baxter Springs

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 Baxter Springs

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