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Affordable Housing In Ellinwood
Barton County, Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellinwood

The Oaks

615 N Main St
Ellinwood, Kansas
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1 BR

Ellinwood Heights Apartments

515 S Bismark Ave
Ellinwood, Kansas

Ellinwood Heights

511 S Bismark Ave
Ellinwood, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellinwood, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 60 affordable apartments for rent in Ellinwood, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Ellinwood, Kansas

Ellinwood features 24 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 Ellinwood, Kansas

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ellinwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ellinwood, Kansas

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

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

2020 Ellinwood, 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 $539 $542 $714 $898 $1,011
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $808 to $988 $910 to $1,112

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ellinwood, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $49,432 ±$8,588
Median Rent $534 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.79% ± 20.05pp
Total Population 2,520

Population and Household Demographics

Ellinwood is a city in Barton County, Kansas with a population of 2,520. There are 1,045 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 26.12% of households in Ellinwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ellinwood

The median gross income for households in Ellinwood is $49,432 a year, or $4,119 a month. The median rent for the city is $534 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellinwood, a household making less than $1,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellinwood.

Area Median Income In Ellinwood

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Ellinwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barton County.

In Ellinwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Ellinwood

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 Ellinwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,650
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
80% of Median $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850