Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Kansas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

The Springs

2401 Park Ave
Baxter Springs, KS
Subsidized

Central Apartments

521 W Central St
Columbus, KS

Lakeview Apartments

500 Schermerhorn Rd
Galena, KS
Subsidized

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

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 499 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas

Cherokee County features 111 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 Cherokee County, Kansas

There are 388 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Kansas

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cherokee County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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

Cities In Cherokee County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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.