Affordable Housing In Elk County
Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elk County

Brentwood Group Home

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

Howard Housing

138 E Washington St
Howard, KS

Moline Housing

200 N Pine
Moline, KS
Subsidized
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 69 affordable apartments for rent in Elk County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 69 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Elk County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Elk County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Elk County

Housing Authority Programs
Howard Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elk County, Kansas

Elk County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 69
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 69
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.42%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Total Population 2,683
Housing Units 1,256
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $36,458 ±$3,723
Median Rent $532 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.32% ± 12.09pp

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.1

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 $53,500

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 Elk County 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 $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950

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 Elk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

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 Elk County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 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% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Elk 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$490 $508 $672 $842 $1,153

Cities In Elk County

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City Listings Served By
Longton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longton is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Moline 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moline is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Elk Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Falls is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Grenola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grenola is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Howard 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howard is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.