Affordable Housing In Grant County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grant County

Grant Prairie Townhomes

300 E. Maize
Ulysses, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Ulysses Pha

411 N Arapahoe St
Ulysses, KS

Ulysses Plaza Senior Housing

201 W Central Ave
Ulysses, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Other Housing Authorities located in Grant County

Housing Authority Programs
Ulysses Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grant County, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 62 affordable apartments for rent in Grant County, Kansas. Grant County features 40 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 22 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grant County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grant County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 62
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $55,432 ±$5,919
Median Rent $570 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.93% ± 17.44pp
Total Population 7,816

Population and Household Demographics

Grant County is a County in Kansas with a population of 7,816. There are 2,707 households in the county with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 22.35% of households in Grant County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grant County

The median gross income for households in Grant County is $55,432 a year, or $4,619 a month. The median rent for the county is $570 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grant County, a household making less than $1,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Grant County.1

Area Median Income In Grant 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 Grant County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Grant 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 Grant County HUD Rental Assistance in Grant County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $39,450 $42,200 $44,900
80% of Median $38,100 $43,550 $49,000 $54,400 $58,800 $63,150 $67,500 $71,850
Fair Market Rents in Grant County

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
$524 $542 $714 $890 $1,039

Cities In Grant County

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City Listings Served By
Ulysses 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ulysses is the Ulysses Housing Authority.