Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Douglas County, KS

Discover affordable housing in Douglas County where there are 49+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Schoolhouse Lofts

704 Chapel Street, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Union at the Loop

3250 Michigan Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

bed 1-3
payment $800-1100/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Penn Street Lofts

801 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

bed Studio-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Gold Leaf Senior Living Apartments

904-932 Ridge Road, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

bed 2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Pinecrest Senior Village

924 Walnut St, Eudora, Kansas 66025

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Vermont Towers

1101 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

LCHT Accessible Housing - West Lawrence

2222 Yale Rd, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

LCHT Accessible Housing - East Lawrence

1405 E 21st Ter, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Maplewood Apartments

205 Washington St, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Pine Tree Th Coop I

149 Pinecone Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

payment Subsidized

Cottonwood Estates I

2900 W 23rd Ter, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Cottonwood Estates II

110 Michigan St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Clinton Parkway

2125 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

payment Subsidized

Building Independence III

501 4th St, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Prairie Ridge Place

2424 Melrose Ln, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

2406 Alabama St

2406 Alabama St, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

bed 2
payment $950/mo.

918 Eagle Ridge Dr

918 Eagle Ridge Dr, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

bed 4
payment $1500/mo.

503 Colorado St

503 Colorado St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

bed 3
payment $1250/mo.

812 E 6th St

812 E 6th St, Wellsville, Kansas 66092

bed 3
payment $1400/mo.

4931 Stoneback Dr

4931 Stoneback Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

bed 4
payment $1750/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Kansas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Douglas County, Kansas
$12.71 (+175%) more than Kansas minimum wage and $12.71 (+175%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Douglas County, Kansas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Douglas County, Kansas.

Go to the Kansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Douglas County.

How many renters live in Douglas County, Kansas?

The County of Douglas County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 38.34 percent of the population living in Douglas County.

What is the rental market like in Douglas County, Kansas?

There are an estimated housing units in the Douglas County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Douglas County, Kansas, there are 1.11 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Douglas County?

The rental vacancy rate in Douglas County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Douglas County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Douglas County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,147 6,198 8,672 5,163 2,736
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Douglas County

A large number of apartments in Douglas County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Douglas County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $772 to $1,789. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $772
One BR $869
Two BR $1,054
Three BR $1,485
Four BR $1,789
2024 Fair Market Rents in Douglas County, Kansas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Douglas County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 592 52 percent
One BR 2,891 47 percent
Two BR 4,567 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Douglas County, Kansas

How many affordable rental units are in Douglas County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Douglas County, Kansas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Douglas County, Kansas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Kansas

Douglas County features 760 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 943 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 $949 and $1,159.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.