Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Downs, KS

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Centennial Village

914 Kansas St, Downs, Kansas 67437

Downs Rentals

712 Blunt St, Downs, Kansas 67437

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Downs, Kansas
$9.45 (+130%) more than Kansas minimum wage and $9.45 (+130%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Downs, 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 Public Housing programs for Downs, Kansas.

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

How many renters live in Downs, Kansas?

The City of Downs has 605 people living in 318 households.

There are 111 renters living in 69 renter households in this City. Renters make up 18.35 percent of the population living in Downs.

What is the rental market like in Downs, Kansas?

There are an estimated 413 housing units in the Downs area. Of these, 79 units are rental homes, making up 19 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Downs, Kansas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Downs?

The rental vacancy rate in Downs is 13 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Downs for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Downs
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 8 47 9 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Downs

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

How many renter households in Downs are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 29 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Downs

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $633 to $1,244. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $633
One BR $671
Two BR $882
Three BR $1,066
Four BR $1,244
2024 Fair Market Rents in Downs, Kansas

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

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
One BR 8 100 percent
Two BR 28 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Downs, Kansas

How many affordable rental units are in Downs?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 8
Public Housing 30
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Downs, Kansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Downs, Kansas

Downs features 30 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 Downs, Kansas

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Downs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Downs, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Downs, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $794 and $970.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.