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Affordable Housing In Chetopa
Labette County, Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chetopa

Belmore Apartments II

525 Plum St
Chetopa, Kansas

Mulberry Estates

625 Mulberry St
Chetopa, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Chetopa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chetopa, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Chetopa, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Chetopa, Kansas

Chetopa features 16 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 Chetopa, Kansas

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chetopa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chetopa, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chetopa landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Chetopa.

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

2020 Chetopa, 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 $465 $542 $714 $957 $1,067
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $861 to $1,053 $960 to $1,174

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chetopa, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $33,229 ±$5,841
Median Rent $573 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.43% ± 15.06pp
Total Population 1,275

Population and Household Demographics

Chetopa is a city in Labette County, Kansas with a population of 1,275. There are 459 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 38.13% of households in Chetopa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chetopa

The median gross income for households in Chetopa is $33,229 a year, or $2,769 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chetopa, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Chetopa.

Area Median Income In Chetopa

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 Chetopa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Labette County.

In Chetopa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Chetopa

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 Chetopa

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