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Affordable Housing In Galena
Cherokee County, Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Galena

Galena Estates

1910 E Village Cir
Galena, Kansas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Galena Seniors or Lakeview Apartments

525 Schermerhorn
Galena, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Lakeview Apartments

500 Schermerhorn Rd
Galena, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Galena

Housing Authority Programs
Galena Housing Authority Public Housing
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Galena, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 88 affordable apartments for rent in Galena, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Galena, Kansas

Galena 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 Galena, Kansas

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Galena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Galena, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Galena, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Galena, 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 $527 $549 $718 $895 $992
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $494 to $604 $646 to $790 $806 to $985 $893 to $1,091

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Galena, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $38,106 ±$2,709
Median Rent $729 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.86% ± 23.02pp
Total Population 2,988

Population and Household Demographics

Galena is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas with a population of 2,988. There are 1,040 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 32.02% of households in Galena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Galena

The median gross income for households in Galena is $38,106 a year, or $3,176 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Galena, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Galena.

Area Median Income In Galena

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 Galena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Galena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Galena

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 Galena

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