Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Kansas

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Schoolhouse Lofts

704 Chapel Street Baldwin City, KS
Baldwin City, Kansas
$380-1,050
1 BR

LCHT Accessible Housing - West Lawrence

2222 Yale Rd
Lawrence, Kansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible

Bethel Estates of Lawrence

2140 E 25th Terrace
Lawrence, Kansas
55+

Vermont Towers

1101 Vermont Street
Lawrence, Kansas
Subsidized

LCHT Accessible Housing - East Lawrence

1405 E 21st Ter
Lawrence, Kansas
Accessible
Accessible
Subsidized

Pine Tree Th Coop I

149 Pinecone Dr
Lawrence, Kansas
Subsidized

Prairie Ridge Place

2424 Melrose Ln
Lawrence, Kansas

Cottonwood Estates II

110 Michigan St
Lawrence, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cottonwood Estates I

2900 W 23rd Ter
Lawrence, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Building Independence III

501 4th St
Baldwin City, Kansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Douglas County, Kansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Douglas County, Kansas

Housing Authority Programs
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Kansas

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,486 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Kansas

Douglas County features 761 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 Douglas County, Kansas

There are 725 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Douglas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $843 and $1,031.

2022 Douglas 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
Douglas County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $702 $753 $937 $1,331 $1,565
Douglas County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $632 to $772 $678 to $828 $843 to $1,031 $1,198 to $1,464 $1,409 to $1,722

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Douglas County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 761
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $50,939 ±$1,104
Median Rent $859 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.1% ± 3.3pp
Total Population 114,967

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a county in Kansas with a population of 114,967. There are 43,729 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 47.85% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $50,939 a year, or $4,245 a month. The median rent for the county is $859 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Douglas 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 Douglas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,300 $22,850 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,350 $54,100 $60,850 $67,600 $73,050 $78,450 $83,850 $89,250

Cities In Douglas County

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City Served By
Baldwin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baldwin are the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Baldwin City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baldwin City are the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Eudora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eudora are the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Lawrence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lawrence are the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Lecompton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lecompton are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority.