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Affordable Housing In Clay County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clay County

Meadowbrook Cottages

1505 18th Road
Clay Center, Kansas

Westview Apartments

100 West St
Clifton, Kansas

Parkview Plaza

314 W Court St
Clay Center, Kansas

Apollo Towers

330 W Court St
Clay Center, Kansas

Rolling Hills Apt

507 Knollwood
Wakefield, Kansas

East Gate Apt

1420 Blunt St
Clay Center, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Clay County, Kansas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 218 affordable apartments for rent in Clay County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Clay County, Kansas

Clay County features 194 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 County, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clay County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clay County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clay County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clay County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $675 and $825.

2021 Clay County, 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
Clay County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $565 $569 $750 $1,012 $1,134
Clay County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $509 to $622 $512 to $626 $675 to $825 $911 to $1,113 $1,021 to $1,247

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clay County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 218
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 194
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.6%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $52,066 ±$4,939
Median Rent $613 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.8% ± 9.1pp
Total Population 8,421

Population and Household Demographics

Clay County is a county in Kansas with a population of 8,421. There are 3,377 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 18.6% of households in Clay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clay County

The median gross income for households in Clay County is $52,066 a year, or $4,339 a month. The median rent for the county is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clay County, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Clay County.

Area Median Income In Clay 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 Clay County, 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 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 Clay County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,750 $27,150 $30,550 $33,900 $36,650 $39,350 $42,050 $44,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,000 $43,400 $48,850 $54,250 $58,600 $62,950 $67,300 $71,650

Cities In Clay County

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City Served By
Clay Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clay Center is the City of Clay Center.
Oak Hill