Affordable Housing In Harvey County
Kansas

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harvey County

Lincoln Park

400 W 6th Street
Newton, KS
$405-530
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Newton Plaza

300 W 5th St
Newton, KS
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

South Park Apartments II

1501 Old Main St
Newton, KS
$470-760
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Garden Walk of Newton

120 Southport Dr
Newton, KS
$530-735
2 BR

Sunset Townhouses

1001 Boyd Ave
Newton, KS
Subsidized

Eastview Gardens

225 E Hickory Street
Hesston, KS
Subsidized

Maple Ridge Apartments

400 Maple Ridge Road, #49
Hesston, KS
HCV Welcome

Kidron Apartments

500 Bluestem St
North Newton, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Prairie Fire Residences

NE Corner Windward Dr and James Dr
Newton, KS
HCV Welcome

Meadowlark Housing

110 Columbus Ave
Newton, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Harvey County

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Harvey County

Housing Authority Programs
North Newton Housing Authority Public Housing
Sedgwick Housing Authority Public Housing
Newton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Burrton Housing Authority Public Housing
Halstead Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harvey County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 883 affordable apartments for rent in Harvey County, Kansas. Harvey County features 565 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 318 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harvey County.

Harvey County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 883
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 565
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $51,327 ±$2,906
Median Rent $683 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.71% ± 6.52pp
Total Population 34,835

Population and Household Demographics

Harvey County is a County in Kansas with a population of 34,835. There are 13,581 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 30.15% of households in Harvey County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harvey County

The median gross income for households in Harvey County is $51,327 a year, or $4,277 a month. The median rent for the county is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harvey County, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Harvey County.1

Area Median Income In Harvey 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 Harvey County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Harvey 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 Harvey County HUD Rental Assistance in Harvey County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Harvey County

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

From 1994 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 438 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Harvey County 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 Harvey County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

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 Harvey County is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 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% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Harvey 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
$536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372

Cities In Harvey County

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City Listings Served By
Newton 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Newton Housing Authority and Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
Hesston 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hesston is the Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
Sedgwick 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sedgwick are the Sedgwick Housing Authority and Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
North Newton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Newton are the North Newton Housing Authority and Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
Halstead 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Halstead are the Halstead Housing Authority and Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
Burrton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burrton is the Sedgwick County Housing Authority.
Walton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walton is the Sedgwick County Housing Authority.