Affordable Housing In Clark County
Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clark County

Elm Grove Apartments

9th & Carson St
Ashland, KS
Subsidized
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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 20 affordable apartments for rent in Clark County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 20 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clark County, HUD housing programs support 20 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.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clark County, Kansas

Clark County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Total Population 2,145
Housing Units 927
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $42,589 ±$5,461
Median Rent $715 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.1% ± 9.1pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clark County is a County in Kansas with a population of 2,145. There are 927 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 29.88% of households in Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clark County

The median gross income for households in Clark County is $42,589 a year, or $3,549 a month. The median rent for the county is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clark County, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Clark County.1

Area Median Income In Clark 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 Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,700

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 Clark 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 Clark County HUD Rental Assistance in Clark 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 $38,300 $40,750
50% of Median $21,600 $24,700 $27,800 $30,850 $33,350 $35,800 $38,300 $40,750
80% of Median $34,550 $39,500 $44,450 $49,350 $53,300 $57,250 $61,200 $65,150

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 Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,600 $24,700 $27,800 $30,850 $33,350 $35,800 $38,300 $40,750
60% of Median $25,920 $29,640 $33,360 $37,020 $40,020 $42,960 $45,960 $48,900

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 Clark County is $33,360 a year, or $2,780 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,780 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $834 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% $540 $579 $695 $803 $895 $988
60% $648 $695 $834 $963 $1,074 $1,186
Fair Market Rents in Clark 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
$542 $562 $744 $973 $1,006

Cities In Clark County

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Ashland 1
Englewood 0
Minneola 0