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
Accepts Vouchers

Kensington Square

Between 28th & 29th Streets, along Washington St
Great Bend, KS
Accepts Vouchers

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
Accepts Vouchers

Northglenn Apartments

3104 Williams St
Great Bend, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Great Bend Pha

1101 Kansas Ave
Great Bend, KS

Creekside Place

2012 32nd St
Great Bend, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Coolidge Plaza Apartments

717 Coolidge St
Great Bend, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Great Bend, Kansas

Great Bend features 210 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 Great Bend, Kansas

There are 134 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Great Bend.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Great Bend, Kansas

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

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

2020 Great Bend, 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 $539 $542 $714 $898 $1,011
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $808 to $988 $910 to $1,112

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