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Affordable Housing In Chanute
Neosho County, Kansas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chanute

The Hampton Apartments

521 W 14th Street
Chanute, Kansas

Safari West Apartments

1500 W Main Street
Chanute, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chanute Plaza Apartments

1111 S Plummer Ave
Chanute, Kansas

Prairie Trail

1500 W 14th St
Chanute, Kansas
Subsidized

Prairie Village

1209 S Plummer Ave
Chanute, Kansas
Subsidized

Osage Village and General Occupancy

301 W Walnut St
Chanute, Kansas

Cornerstone Apartments

1520 W 4th St
Chanute, Kansas

Murray Hill Senior Apartments

400 W 3rd St
Chanute, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Chanute

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chanute, Kansas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 445 affordable apartments for rent in Chanute, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Chanute, Kansas

Chanute features 299 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 Chanute, Kansas

There are 146 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chanute.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chanute, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chanute landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chanute.

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

2020 Chanute, 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 $582 $714 $964 $967
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $524 to $640 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chanute, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 445
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 299
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $39,263 ±$3,571
Median Rent $579 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.36% ± 10.73pp
Total Population 9,217

Population and Household Demographics

Chanute is a city in Neosho County, Kansas with a population of 9,217. There are 3,691 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 37.79% of households in Chanute are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chanute

The median gross income for households in Chanute is $39,263 a year, or $3,272 a month. The median rent for the city is $579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chanute, a household making less than $1,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Chanute.

Area Median Income In Chanute

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 Chanute, the AMI is calculated from all households within Neosho County.

In Chanute, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Chanute

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 Chanute

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