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Affordable Housing In Elk County
Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elk County

Brentwood Group Home

203 3rd St
Moline, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Howard Housing

138 E Washington St
Howard, Kansas

Moline Housing

200 N Pine
Moline, Kansas
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Elk County

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elk County, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 69 affordable apartments for rent in Elk County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Elk County, Kansas

Elk County features 69 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 Elk County, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elk County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Elk 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 $524 $582 $714 $890 $1,199
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $524 to $640 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $1,079 to $1,319

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elk County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 69
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 69
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.42%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $36,458 ±$3,723
Median Rent $532 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.32% ± 12.09pp
Total Population 2,683

Population and Household Demographics

Elk County is a county in Kansas with a population of 2,683. There are 1,256 households in the county with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 21.42% of households in Elk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elk County

The median gross income for households in Elk County is $36,458 a year, or $3,038 a month. The median rent for the county is $532 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elk County, a household making less than $1,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Elk County.

Area Median Income In Elk 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 Elk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Elk 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 Elk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Elk County

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City Served By
Elk Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Falls is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Grenola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grenola is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Howard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howard is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Longton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longton is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Moline The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moline is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.