Affordable Housing In Bird City
Cheyenne County, Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bird City

Fifth Street Apartments

5th St
Bird City, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Bird City, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 6 affordable apartments for rent in Bird City, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Bird City, Kansas

Bird City features 0 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 Bird City, Kansas

There are 6 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bird City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bird City, Kansas

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

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

2020 Bird 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 $524 $627 $714 $1,030 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bird City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 6
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.12%
Average Renter Household Size 3.42
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $40,380 ±$10,358
Median Rent $654 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.42% ± 37.23pp
Total Population 499

Population and Household Demographics

Bird City is a City in Cheyenne County, Kansas with a population of 499. There are 211 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 25.12% of households in Bird City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bird City

The median gross income for households in Bird City is $40,380 a year, or $3,365 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bird City, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Bird City.1

Area Median Income In Bird 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 Bird City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cheyenne County.

In Bird City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Bird 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 Bird City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250