Affordable Housing In Ford County
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ford County
Housing Authorities that serve Ford County
|Ford County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Ford County
|Dodge City Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Ford County, Kansas
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 643 affordable apartments for rent in Ford County, Kansas. Ford County features 339 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 304 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ford County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Ford County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||643|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||339|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||38.79%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.71|
|Average Household Size||3.04|
|Median Household Income||$50,777 ±$1,792|
|Median Rent||$661 ±$35|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||30.65% ± 5.71pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Ford County is a County in Kansas with a population of 34,714. There are 11,205 households in the county with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 38.79% of households in Ford County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Ford County
The median gross income for households in Ford County is $50,777 a year, or $4,231 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ford County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Ford County.1
Area Median Income In Ford 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 Ford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400
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 Ford 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 Ford County HUD Rental Assistance in Ford 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|
Fair Market Rents in Ford 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|
Cities In Ford County
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|Dodge City||9||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dodge City are the Dodge City Housing Authority and Ford County Housing Authority.|
|Bucklin||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bucklin is the Ford County Housing Authority.|