Affordable Housing In Gardner
Johnson County, Kansas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gardner

Brittany Court

151 Brittany Ct
Gardner, KS
$612
1 BR
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Bethel Estates of Gardner

375 N Pine St
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
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Willow Brooke Estates

335 W Madison
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
3 BR
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Nottingham Village

30100 Block W. 187th Street
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
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Gardner Estates

130 N Madison St
Gardner, KS
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Faith Village

115 E Shawnee St
Gardner, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Faith Village IV

123 E Colleen Dr
Gardner, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

North Center Apartments

415 N Center St
Gardner, KS
Subsidized

One Moonlight Townhomes

211 N Evergreen St
Gardner, KS
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Housing Authorities that serve Gardner

Housing Authority Programs
Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gardner, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 419 affordable apartments for rent in Gardner, Kansas. Gardner features 71 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 348 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gardner.

Gardner, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 419
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $67,422 ±$5,015
Median Rent $930 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.98% ± 7.4pp
Total Population 20,466

Population and Household Demographics

Gardner is a City in Johnson County, Kansas with a population of 20,466. There are 6,966 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 31.4% of households in Gardner are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gardner

The median gross income for households in Gardner is $67,422 a year, or $5,619 a month. The median rent for the city is $930 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gardner, a household making less than $3,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Gardner.1

Area Median Income In Gardner

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 Gardner, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnson County.

In Gardner, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Gardner

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 Gardner HUD Rental Assistance in Gardner

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Gardner

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

From 1991 to 2012, 6 low income apartment communities containing 423 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Gardner 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 Gardner

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

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 Gardner is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 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% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Gardner

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
$678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490