Affordable Housing In Doniphan County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Doniphan County

Birch Apartments

505 N 14th St
Elwood, KS

Elwood Park Place

1103 Missouri St
Elwood, KS
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Troy Apartments

404 E Poplar St
Troy, KS
HCV Welcome

Elwood Greens Elwood Park Place

Mass And Atlantic; 9th And 13T
Elwood, KS
HCV Welcome

Wathena Heights Apartments

3rd And Benton St Po Bo
Wathena, KS
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Spring Hill Apartments

502 N Elmira St
Highland, KS
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Doniphan County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 103 affordable apartments for rent in Doniphan County, Kansas. Doniphan County features 17 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 86 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Doniphan County.

Doniphan County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 17
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $47,209 ±$3,667
Median Rent $574 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.38% ± 6.21pp
Total Population 7,859

Population and Household Demographics

Doniphan County is a County in Kansas with a population of 7,859. There are 3,109 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 27.92% of households in Doniphan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Doniphan County

The median gross income for households in Doniphan County is $47,209 a year, or $3,934 a month. The median rent for the county is $574 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Doniphan County, a household making less than $1,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Doniphan County.1

Area Median Income In Doniphan 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 Doniphan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Doniphan 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 Doniphan County HUD Rental Assistance in Doniphan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Doniphan County

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

From 1989 to 2005, 5 low income apartment communities containing 111 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Doniphan 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 Doniphan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
60% of Median $27,060 $30,900 $34,740 $38,580 $41,700 $44,760 $47,880 $50,940

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 Doniphan County is $34,740 a year, or $2,895 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,895 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $869 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% $564 $604 $724 $836 $933 $1,029
60% $677 $725 $869 $1,004 $1,119 $1,235
Fair Market Rents in Doniphan 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
$555 $610 $797 $1,064 $1,142

Cities In Doniphan County

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Highland 1
Wathena 1
Elwood 3
Troy 1
Bendena 0
Denton 0
Leona 0
Severance 0
White Cloud 0