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Affordable Housing In Gove County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gove County

Ivory Street Apartments, Llc

803 Ivory St
Oakley, Kansas

Westview and 8th Street

700 W 5th St
Oakley, Kansas

Southside Apartments

914 Main St
Quinter, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Gove County, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 82 affordable apartments for rent in Gove County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Gove County, Kansas

Gove County features 42 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 Gove County, Kansas

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gove County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gove County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gove County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Gove County, 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 $524 $602 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $542 to $662 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gove County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 82
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.68%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $46,364 ±$3,730
Median Rent $559 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.97% ± 7.02pp
Total Population 2,735

Population and Household Demographics

Gove County is a county in Kansas with a population of 2,735. There are 1,190 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 21.68% of households in Gove County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gove County

The median gross income for households in Gove County is $46,364 a year, or $3,864 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gove County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Gove County.

Area Median Income In Gove County

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.

In Gove County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,500

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 Gove County

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 Gove County

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

Cities In Gove County

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City Served By
Gove City
Oakley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakley is the Oakley Housing Authority.
Park City