Affordable Housing In Decatur County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur County

Sappa Valley Manor

206 N Elk Ave
Oberlin, KS
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1-3 BR

Sappa Valley Manor

202 N Elk Ave
Oberlin, KS
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1-3 BR

First Oberlin Rentals

402 N Martin Ave
Oberlin, KS
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Parkview Apartments

311 N Garfield Ave
Oberlin, KS
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Other Housing Authorities located in Decatur County

Housing Authority Programs
Oberlin Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur County, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 87 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur County, Kansas. Decatur County features 47 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Decatur County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 87
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 47
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.56%
Average Renter Household Size 1.60
Average Household Size 1.91
Median Household Income $40,657 ±$2,538
Median Rent $557 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.26% ± 12.07pp
Total Population 2,905

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur County is a County in Kansas with a population of 2,905. There are 1,473 households in the county with an average household size of 1.91 persons. 23.56% of households in Decatur County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur County

The median gross income for households in Decatur County is $40,657 a year, or $3,388 a month. The median rent for the county is $557 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur County, a household making less than $1,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur County.1

Area Median Income In Decatur 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 Decatur County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 Decatur 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 Decatur County HUD Rental Assistance in Decatur 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 Decatur County

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

From 2000 to 2006, 2 low income apartment communities containing 28 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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
$524 $542 $714 $983 $1,039

Cities In Decatur County

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City Listings Served By
Oberlin 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oberlin is the Oberlin Housing Authority.
Clayton 0
Dresden 0
Jennings 0
Norcatur 0