Affordable Housing In Bourbon County
Kansas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bourbon County

Western Senior Living Apartments

8 E 1st St
Fort Scott, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Union Lofts

20 S Main St
Fort Scott, Kansas
$375-750
1-2 BR

Fort Scott Lofts

8 E 1ST
Fort Scott, Kansas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Sunnyside Estates

407 Randolph St
Bronson, Kansas
Subsidized

Ironquill Estates

1321 S Broadway St
Fort Scott, Kansas
Subsidized

Ks040 - 01

315 Scott Ave
Fort Scott, Kansas

Cavalry Crossing Apartments

201 W 23rd St
Fort Scott, Kansas

The Highlands Apartments

804 Shepherd St
Fort Scott, Kansas

Orange Grove Apts

102 State Street
Fort Scott, Kansas

Cottonwood Estates

206 5th St.
Uniontown, Kansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bourbon County, Kansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bourbon County, Kansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bourbon County, Kansas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 466 affordable apartments for rent in Bourbon County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Bourbon County, Kansas

Bourbon County features 319 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 Bourbon County, Kansas

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bourbon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bourbon County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bourbon County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bourbon County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bourbon County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $898.

2023 Bourbon 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
Bourbon County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $546 $620 $816 $1,035 $1,096
Bourbon County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $491 to $601 $558 to $682 $734 to $898 $932 to $1,139 $986 to $1,206

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bourbon County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 466
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 319
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $38,280 ±$2,234
Median Rent $586 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.9% ± 6.26pp
Total Population 14,812

Population and Household Demographics

Bourbon County is a county in Kansas with a population of 14,812. There are 5,660 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 31.08% of households in Bourbon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bourbon County

The median gross income for households in Bourbon County is $38,280 a year, or $3,190 a month. The median rent for the county is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bourbon County, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Bourbon County.

Area Median Income In Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,300

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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bourbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bourbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bourbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900

Cities In Bourbon County

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City Served By
Bronson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bronson is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Fort Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Scott are the Fort Scott Housing Authority and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Fulton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fulton is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Mapleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mapleton is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Redfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redfield is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Uniontown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uniontown is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.