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Affordable Housing In Girard
Crawford County, Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Girard

100 N Water St

100 N Water St
Girard, Kansas

Maple Tree Apts

613 W St John St
Girard, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Girard

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Girard, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Girard, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Girard, Kansas

Girard features 36 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 Girard, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Girard, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Girard landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Girard.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Girard, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.

2020 Girard, 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 $545 $548 $722 $1,018 $1,055
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $493 to $603 $650 to $794 $916 to $1,120 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Girard, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$5,539
Median Rent $735 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.95% ± 11.83pp
Total Population 2,788

Population and Household Demographics

Girard is a city in Crawford County, Kansas with a population of 2,788. There are 999 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 36.84% of households in Girard are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Girard

The median gross income for households in Girard is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $735 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Girard, a household making less than $2,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Girard.

Area Median Income In Girard

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 Girard, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crawford County.

In Girard, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Girard

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 Girard

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250