Affordable Housing In Chicopee
Crawford County, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Chicopee

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chicopee, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Chicopee, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Chicopee, Kansas

Chicopee features 0 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 Chicopee, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chicopee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chicopee, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chicopee, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.

2020 Chicopee, 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 $545 $548 $722 $1,018 $1,055
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $493 to $603 $650 to $794 $916 to $1,120 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chicopee, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.89%
Average Renter Household Size 1.55
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $56,103 ±$45,936
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 100.5pp
Total Population 551

Population and Household Demographics

Chicopee is a City in Crawford County, Kansas with a population of 551. There are 225 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 8.89% of households in Chicopee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chicopee

The median gross income for households in Chicopee is $56,103 a year, or $4,675 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chicopee, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Chicopee.1

Area Median Income In Chicopee

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 Chicopee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crawford County.

In Chicopee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Chicopee

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 Chicopee

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