Affordable Housing In Cowley County
Kansas

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cowley County

Rehwinkel Apartments

1415 E 6th Ave
Winfield, KS
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Mundinger Hall II

1315 E 6th Ave
Winfield, KS
$200-900
1-2 BR

GardenWalk of Arkansas City Apartments

619 Skyline Road
Arkansas City, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Osage Senior Apartments

100 N Summit
Arkansas City, KS
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Baden Hall Apartments

619 College Street
Winfield, KS
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mundinger Hall

1321 E 6th Avenue
Winfield, KS
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Wheat Ridge Heights

1224 Wheat Rd
Winfield, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Walnut Towers

1201 Menor St
Winfield, KS
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Canterbury Heights

1700 E 7th Avenue
Winfield, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Windsor Court

305 E Windsor Rd
Arkansas City, KS
Subsidized

Other Housing Authorities located in Cowley County

Housing Authority Programs
Winfield Housing Authority Public Housing
South Central KS Area Agency On Aging (Cowley Co.) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cowley County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 758 affordable apartments for rent in Cowley County, Kansas. Cowley County features 582 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 176 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cowley County.

Cowley County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 758
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 582
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $43,860 ±$2,337
Median Rent $639 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.07% ± 4.89pp
Total Population 36,079

Population and Household Demographics

Cowley County is a County in Kansas with a population of 36,079. There are 13,688 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 32.46% of households in Cowley County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cowley County

The median gross income for households in Cowley County is $43,860 a year, or $3,655 a month. The median rent for the county is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cowley County, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Cowley County.1

Area Median Income In Cowley 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 Cowley County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,700

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 Cowley 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 Cowley County HUD Rental Assistance in Cowley 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 $38,150 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cowley County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 11 low income apartment communities containing 458 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cowley County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Cowley County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

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 Cowley County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 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% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Cowley 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$532 $550 $725 $957 $1,009

Cities In Cowley County

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City Listings Served By
Winfield 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winfield is the Winfield Housing Authority.
Burden 1
Arkansas City 7
Udall 0
Dexter 1
Atlanta 0
Cambridge 0
Geuda Springs 0
Parkerfield 0