Affordable Housing In Bourbon County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bourbon County
Housing Authorities that serve Bourbon County
|Southeast Kansas Community Action Program||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Bourbon County, Kansas
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 441 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 $643 and $785.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$539||$542||$714||$949||$967|
|Payment Standard Range||$485 to $593||$488 to $596||$643 to $785||$854 to $1,044||$870 to $1,064|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bourbon County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||441|
|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|
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 $54,300
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,600||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$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|
Cities In Bourbon County
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|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.|