Affordable Housing In Great Bend
Barton County, Kansas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Great Bend

Cedar Park Place

3910 Cedar Park Pl
Great Bend, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Reserves at Trail Ridge

81 Grant St. Great Bend, KS
Great Bend, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kensington Square

Between 28th & 29th Streets, along Washington St
Great Bend, KS
HCV Welcome

Cheyenne Village

5900 Eisenhower Ct
Great Bend, KS

Sunflower Housing

5957 Eisenhower Ave
Great Bend, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Walnut Creek Apartments

2314 31st St
Great Bend, KS
HCV Welcome

Northglenn Apartments

3104 Williams St
Great Bend, KS
HCV Welcome

Great Bend Pha

1101 Kansas Ave
Great Bend, KS

Creekside Place

2012 32nd St
Great Bend, KS
HCV Welcome

Coolidge Plaza Apartments

717 Coolidge St
Great Bend, KS
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Great Bend

Housing Authority Programs
Great Bend Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Great Bend, Kansas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 344 affordable apartments for rent in Great Bend, Kansas. Great Bend features 210 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 134 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Great Bend.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Great Bend, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 344
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 210
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $39,718 ±$2,858
Median Rent $600 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.5% ± 6.33pp
Total Population 15,850

Population and Household Demographics

Great Bend is a City in Barton County, Kansas with a population of 15,850. There are 6,371 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 40.72% of households in Great Bend are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Great Bend

The median gross income for households in Great Bend is $39,718 a year, or $3,310 a month. The median rent for the city is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Great Bend, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Great Bend.1

Area Median Income In Great Bend

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 Great Bend, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barton County.

In Great Bend, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,100

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 Great Bend

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 Great Bend HUD Rental Assistance in Great Bend

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,650
50% of Median $22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,500 $54,550 $58,600 $62,650 $66,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Great Bend

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

From 1999 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 112 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Great Bend 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 Great Bend

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
60% of Median $26,520 $30,300 $34,080 $37,860 $40,920 $43,920 $46,980 $49,980

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 Great Bend is $34,080 a year, or $2,840 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,840 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $852 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% $553 $592 $710 $821 $915 $1,010
60% $663 $710 $852 $985 $1,098 $1,212
Fair Market Rents in Great Bend

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
$539 $542 $714 $898 $1,011