Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Kansas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

Galena Estates

1910 E Village Cir
Galena, KS
$390-525
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Baxter Springs Senior Residences

1520 Cleveland
Baxter Springs, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Sek Housing for Handicapped

115 S Illinois Ave
Columbus, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sun Crest View

RR 1
Weir, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Senior Citizens Village

1915 Grant Ave
Baxter Springs, KS

Applewood Apartments

201 E 28th St
Baxter Springs, KS

Cherry Creek Townhomes

1201 E Merle Evans Dr
Columbus, KS
HCV Welcome

Galena Seniors or Lakeview Apartments

525 Schermerhorn
Galena, KS
HCV Welcome

Countryside Acres

910 S Florida Ave
Columbus, KS

Park Place

600 Garfield St
Columbus, KS
Subsidized

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 499 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 111 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Cherokee County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 388 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Cherokee County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Cherokee County

Housing Authority Programs
Galena Housing Authority Public Housing
Columbus Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Kansas

Cherokee County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 499
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 20,952
Housing Units 7,988
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $41,388 ±$2,422
Median Rent $657 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.85% ± 7.36pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cherokee County is a County in Kansas with a population of 20,952. There are 7,988 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 24.35% of households in Cherokee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County

The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $41,388 a year, or $3,449 a month. The median rent for the county is $657 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $2,190 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.1

Area Median Income In Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County HUD Rental Assistance in Cherokee 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cherokee County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 96 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cherokee County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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
$490 $530 $672 $900 $979

Cities In Cherokee County

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City Listings Served By
Baxter Springs 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baxter Springs is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Galena 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Galena are the Galena Housing Authority and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Columbus 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Columbus are the Columbus Housing Authority and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Weir 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weir is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Lowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Riverton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverton is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Roseland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseland is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Scammon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scammon is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Treece 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Treece is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
West Mineral 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Mineral is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.