Affordable Housing In Derby
Sedgwick County, Kansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Derby

Homestead Senior Residences

2101 Tall Tree Rd
Derby, KS
$275-595
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Springcreek Apartments

1804 E Osage Rd
Derby, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Brookridge Plaza

1259 N Buckner St
Derby, KS
Subsidized

Lakefront Senior Residences

1701 E Osage Rd
Derby, KS
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hearth Hollow Apartments

200 S Woodlawn Blvd
Derby, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Derby

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Derby, Kansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 414 affordable apartments for rent in Derby, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Derby, Kansas

Derby features 86 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 Derby, Kansas

There are 328 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Derby.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Derby, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Derby landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Derby.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Derby, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

2020 Derby, 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 $536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372
Payment Standard Range $482 to $590 $567 to $693 $740 to $904 $1,009 to $1,233 $1,235 to $1,509

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Derby, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 414
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $68,736 ±$3,261
Median Rent $883 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.22% ± 5.65pp
Total Population 23,731

Population and Household Demographics

Derby is a City in Sedgwick County, Kansas with a population of 23,731. There are 8,856 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 30.22% of households in Derby are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Derby

The median gross income for households in Derby is $68,736 a year, or $5,728 a month. The median rent for the city is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Derby, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Derby.1

Area Median Income In Derby

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 Derby, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sedgwick County.

In Derby, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Derby

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 Derby HUD Rental Assistance in Derby

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000