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Affordable Housing In Ellsworth County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellsworth County

Czech Cottages

418 26th Street, PO Box 7
Wilson, Kansas

Pines Apartments

811 Elizabeth St
Ellsworth, Kansas

Chisolm Trail II

1200 Dees Ave
Ellsworth, Kansas

Kirkendall Heights

255 Blake St
Ellsworth, Kansas

Ellsworth Llc

1401 Aylward Ave
Ellsworth, Kansas

Smokey View Villa

510 31st St
Wilson, Kansas

Chisholm Trail 2

625 Novak
Ellsworth, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellsworth County, Kansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 138 affordable apartments for rent in Ellsworth County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Ellsworth County, Kansas

Ellsworth County features 72 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 Ellsworth County, Kansas

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ellsworth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ellsworth County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Ellsworth 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 $552 $714 $964 $967
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $497 to $607 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ellsworth County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.18%
Average Renter Household Size 1.72
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $47,736 ±$4,806
Median Rent $607 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.2% ± 8.37pp
Total Population 6,410

Population and Household Demographics

Ellsworth County is a county in Kansas with a population of 6,410. There are 2,585 households in the county with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 24.18% of households in Ellsworth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ellsworth County

The median gross income for households in Ellsworth County is $47,736 a year, or $3,978 a month. The median rent for the county is $607 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellsworth County, a household making less than $2,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellsworth County.

Area Median Income In Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,600

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 Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% of Median $37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450

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