Affordable Housing In Ford County
Kansas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ford County

Santa Fe Townhomes

Ave H and Brier St
Dodge City, KS
$500-775
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Sundance Apartments

1500 Avenue K
Dodge City, KS
$750-850
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Golden Plains

1316 Bristol Ave
Dodge City, KS
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arrowhead West

3001 Anna Ave
Dodge City, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dodge Sundance Apartments II

1510 Avenue K
Dodge City, KS
HCV Welcome

Dodge City Pha

401 Longbranch Rd
Dodge City, KS

Dodge City Pha

407 E Bend St
Dodge City, KS

The Reserves at Cimarron Valley or La Estanci

6th Ave & Cedar Ridge St
Dodge City, KS
HCV Welcome

La Estanci

2804 6th Ave
Dodge City, KS
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Ford County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Ford County

Housing Authority Programs
Dodge City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ford County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, 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.

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
Total Population 34,714

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ford County

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

From 1996 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 512 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford 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 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
$562 $582 $766 $1,037 $1,136

Cities In Ford County

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City Listings Served By
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.
Ford 0
Fort Dodge 0
Spearville 0
Wilroads Gardens 0
Wright 0