Affordable Housing In Ellis County
Kansas

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellis County

Spruce Villa

1201 Spruce St
Ellis, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Centennial Towers

2502 Sherman Avenue
Hays, KS
Subsidized

Volga-Canal Housing

1728 Volga Dr
Hays, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sundance of Hays II

1311 E 33rd St
Hays, KS
HCV Welcome

Maronde Life Management Home

604 8th St
Victoria, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hays Commons

2800 Grant Ave
Hays, KS
Subsidized

Meadowview Place

701 E 12th St
Ellis, KS
HCV Welcome

Wyndam Place Senior Residences

2734 Hall St
Hays, KS
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Apartments

1701 Sunset Trl
Hays, KS

The Elms

613 Grant Street Ter
Victoria, KS

Housing Authorities that serve Ellis County

Housing Authority Programs
Ellis County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Ellis County

Housing Authority Programs
Hays Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Victoria Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellis County, Kansas

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 533 affordable apartments for rent in Ellis County, Kansas. Ellis County features 398 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 135 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ellis County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ellis County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 533
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 398
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $45,579 ±$2,813
Median Rent $634 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.81% ± 6.4pp
Total Population 28,993

Population and Household Demographics

Ellis County is a County in Kansas with a population of 28,993. There are 11,847 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 36.43% of households in Ellis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ellis County

The median gross income for households in Ellis County is $45,579 a year, or $3,798 a month. The median rent for the county is $634 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellis County, a household making less than $2,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellis County.1

Area Median Income In Ellis 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 Ellis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,000

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 Ellis 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 Ellis County HUD Rental Assistance in Ellis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,350 $17,550 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% of Median $40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ellis County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2009, 9 low income apartment communities containing 301 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ellis County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Ellis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,800 $47,340 $50,820 $54,360 $57,840

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 Ellis County is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 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% $639 $684 $821 $949 $1,059 $1,169
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,139 $1,271 $1,403
Fair Market Rents in Ellis 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$532 $550 $725 $920 $1,269

Cities In Ellis County

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City Listings Served By
Hays 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hays are the Hays Housing Authority and Ellis County Housing Authority.
Ellis 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellis is the Ellis County Housing Authority.
Victoria 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Victoria are the Victoria Housing Authority and Ellis County Housing Authority.
Catharine 0
Munjor 0
Schoenchen 0