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Affordable Housing In Clay Center
Clay County, Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clay Center

Meadowbrook Cottages

1505 18th Road
Clay Center, Kansas

Parkview Plaza

314 W Court St
Clay Center, Kansas

Apollo Towers

330 W Court St
Clay Center, Kansas

East Gate Apt

1420 Blunt St
Clay Center, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Clay Center

Housing Authority Programs
City of Clay Center Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clay Center, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 190 affordable apartments for rent in Clay Center, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Clay Center, Kansas

Clay Center features 166 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 Clay Center, Kansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clay Center.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clay Center, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clay Center, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2020 Clay Center, 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 $606 $610 $803 $1,056 $1,260
Payment Standard Range $545 to $667 $549 to $671 $723 to $883 $950 to $1,162 $1,134 to $1,386

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clay Center, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 166
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.13%
Average Renter Household Size 1.41
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $42,500 ±$12,893
Median Rent $548 ±$118
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.91% ± 14.48pp
Total Population 4,240

Population and Household Demographics

Clay Center is a city in Clay County, Kansas with a population of 4,240. There are 1,744 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 20.13% of households in Clay Center are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clay Center

The median gross income for households in Clay Center is $42,500 a year, or $3,542 a month. The median rent for the city is $548 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clay Center, a household making less than $1,827 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Clay Center.

Area Median Income In Clay Center

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 Clay Center, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clay County.

In Clay Center, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,800

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 Clay Center

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 Clay Center

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,750 $27,150 $30,550 $33,900 $36,650 $39,350 $42,050 $44,750
80% of Median $38,000 $43,400 $48,850 $54,250 $58,600 $62,950 $67,300 $71,650