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Affordable Housing In Dickinson County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickinson County

Mulberry Court

1500 N Cedar St
Abilene, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

Herington Heights Apartments

201 E. Helen Street
Herington, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Frontier Estates

601 N Buckeye Ave
Abilene, Kansas

Abilene Plaza Two Apartments

610 NW 2nd St
Abilene, Kansas

Timber Ridge Residences

940 2400 Avenue
Abilene, Kansas

Golden Age Homes

201 E Helen St
Herington, Kansas

Jesse Coup Apartments

121 W 1st Ave
Hope, Kansas

Occk Housing

1404 N Olive St
Abilene, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Butterfield Trail House

506 Cedar Dr
Chapman, Kansas

Solomon Public Housing

105 W 6th St
Solomon, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickinson County, Kansas

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 411 affordable apartments for rent in Dickinson County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Dickinson County, Kansas

Dickinson County features 284 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 Dickinson County, Kansas

There are 127 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dickinson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dickinson County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dickinson County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dickinson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dickinson County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Dickinson 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
Fair Market Rent $539 $542 $714 $964 $967
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dickinson County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 411
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 284
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.

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 $64,900

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 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 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 $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550

Cities In Dickinson County

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City Served By
Herington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herington is the Housing Authority of the City of Herington KS.
Solomon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solomon is the Solomon Housing Authority.