Affordable Housing In Garden City
Finney County, Kansas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garden City

Mira Vista Apartments

1406 Harding Ave
Garden City, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Golden Plains II

200 Campus View Court
Garden City, KS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mosaic - Garden City

3002 E Schulman Ave
Garden City, KS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Trails of Garden City

3601 Campus Dr
Garden City, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Campus View

310 College Dr
Garden City, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Pershing Manor and Redwood Place

606 Pershing Ave
Garden City, KS

Sabine House Gpd

201 Buffalo Jones Ave
Garden City, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Garden City

Housing Authority Programs
Garden City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garden City, Kansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 335 affordable apartments for rent in Garden City, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Garden City, Kansas

Garden City features 164 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 Garden City, Kansas

There are 171 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garden City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garden City, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garden City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Garden City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garden City, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $711 and $869.

2020 Garden City, 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 $579 $602 $790 $993 $1,126
Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $542 to $662 $711 to $869 $894 to $1,092 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Garden City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 335
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $47,279 ±$2,343
Median Rent $703 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.5% ± 5.92pp
Total Population 27,007

Population and Household Demographics

Garden City is a City in Finney County, Kansas with a population of 27,007. There are 9,283 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 39.85% of households in Garden City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garden City

The median gross income for households in Garden City is $47,279 a year, or $3,940 a month. The median rent for the city is $703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garden City, a household making less than $2,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Garden City.1

Area Median Income In Garden City

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 Garden City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Finney County.

In Garden City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Garden City

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 Garden City HUD Rental Assistance in Garden City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,850 $41,350
50% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $38,850 $41,350
80% of Median $35,100 $40,100 $45,100 $50,100 $54,150 $58,150 $62,150 $66,150