Affordable Housing In Chautauqua County
Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chautauqua County

Cedar Apartments

602 Wabash St
Cedar Vale, KS
Subsidized
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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 16 affordable apartments for rent in Chautauqua County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 16 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Chautauqua County, HUD housing programs support 16 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Chautauqua County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chautauqua County, Kansas

Chautauqua County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Total Population 3,520
Housing Units 1,557
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $37,993 ±$4,214
Median Rent $608 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.22% ± 8.6pp

Population and Household Demographics

Chautauqua County is a County in Kansas with a population of 3,520. There are 1,557 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 21.13% of households in Chautauqua County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chautauqua County

The median gross income for households in Chautauqua County is $37,993 a year, or $3,166 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chautauqua County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Chautauqua County.1

Area Median Income In Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,400

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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County HUD Rental Assistance in Chautauqua County

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

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Chautauqua County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Chautauqua County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Chautauqua County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$541 $562 $743 $931 $1,082

Cities In Chautauqua County

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City Listings Served By
Cedar Vale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Vale is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Sedan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sedan is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Chautauqua 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chautauqua is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Elgin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Niotaze 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Niotaze is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Peru 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peru is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.