Affordable Housing In Garden Plain
Sedgwick County, Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garden Plain

Prairie Meadows

424 Section Line Rd
Garden Plain, KS
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Housing Authorities that serve Garden Plain

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garden Plain, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Garden Plain, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Garden Plain, Kansas

Garden Plain features 12 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 Plain, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garden Plain.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garden Plain, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garden Plain, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

2020 Garden Plain, 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 $536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372
Payment Standard Range $482 to $590 $567 to $693 $740 to $904 $1,009 to $1,233 $1,235 to $1,509

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Garden Plain, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $61,250 ±$16,514
Median Rent $665 ±$127
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.51% ± 21.84pp
Total Population 805

Population and Household Demographics

Garden Plain is a City in Sedgwick County, Kansas with a population of 805. There are 325 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 22.46% of households in Garden Plain are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garden Plain

The median gross income for households in Garden Plain is $61,250 a year, or $5,104 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garden Plain, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Garden Plain.1

Area Median Income In Garden Plain

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 Plain, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sedgwick County.

In Garden Plain, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Plain

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 Garden Plain

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000