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Affordable Housing In Humboldt
Allen County, Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Humboldt

Longview Apartments

514 New York St
Humboldt, Kansas

Humboldt Pha

817 Mulberry St
Humboldt, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Humboldt

Housing Authority Programs
Humboldt Housing Authority Public Housing
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Humboldt, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Humboldt, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Humboldt, Kansas

Humboldt features 64 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 Humboldt, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Humboldt.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Humboldt, Kansas

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

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

2020 Humboldt, 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 $890 $1,102
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $992 to $1,212

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Humboldt, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $34,875 ±$4,031
Median Rent $536 ±$298
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.63% ± 13.37pp
Total Population 1,826

Population and Household Demographics

Humboldt is a city in Allen County, Kansas with a population of 1,826. There are 795 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 30.57% of households in Humboldt are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Humboldt

The median gross income for households in Humboldt is $34,875 a year, or $2,906 a month. The median rent for the city is $536 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Humboldt, a household making less than $1,787 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Humboldt.

Area Median Income In Humboldt

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 Humboldt, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allen County.

In Humboldt, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,600

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 Humboldt

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 Humboldt

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