Affordable Housing In Dickinson County

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickinson County

Mulberry Court

1500 N Cedar St
Abilene, KS
Income Based
1 BR

Herington Heights Apartments

201 E. Helen Street
Herington, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Frontier Estates

601 N Buckeye Ave
Abilene, KS

Abilene Plaza Two Apartments

610 NW 2nd St
Abilene, KS
HCV Welcome

Timber Ridge Residences

940 2400 Avenue
Abilene, KS
HCV Welcome

Golden Age Homes

201 E Helen St
Herington, KS

Jesse Coup Apartments

121 W 1st Ave
Hope, KS

Occk Housing

1404 N Olive St
Abilene, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Butterfield Trail House

506 Cedar Dr
Chapman, KS

Solomon Public Housing

105 W 6th St
Solomon, KS

Other Housing Authorities located in Dickinson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Herington KS Public Housing
Chapman Housing Authority Public Housing
Solomon Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickinson County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 399 affordable apartments for rent in Dickinson County, Kansas. Dickinson County features 272 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 127 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dickinson County.

Dickinson County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 399
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 272
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $49,096 ±$2,692
Median Rent $626 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 6.19pp
Total Population 19,516

Population and Household Demographics

Dickinson County is a County in Kansas with a population of 19,516. There are 7,822 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 26.98% of households in Dickinson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dickinson County

The median gross income for households in Dickinson County is $49,096 a year, or $4,091 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dickinson County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Dickinson County.1

Area Median Income In Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson County HUD Rental Assistance in Dickinson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dickinson County

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

From 1994 to 1999, 4 low income apartment communities containing 94 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
60% of Median $27,360 $31,260 $35,160 $39,060 $42,240 $45,360 $48,480 $51,600

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 Dickinson County is $35,160 a year, or $2,930 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,930 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $879 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% $570 $611 $733 $847 $945 $1,043
60% $684 $733 $879 $1,016 $1,134 $1,251
Fair Market Rents in Dickinson 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
$539 $542 $714 $964 $967

Cities In Dickinson County

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City Listings Served By
Abilene 7
Enterprise 0
Herington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herington is the Housing Authority of the City of Herington KS.
Hope 1
Solomon 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solomon is the Solomon Housing Authority.
Carlton 0
Chapman 1
Detroit 0
Manchester 0
Talmage 0
Woodbine 0