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Affordable Housing In Jefferson County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Delaware Place

16th St. between Linn and Frazier St. Valley Falls, KS
Valley Falls, Kansas

Meriden Heights

509 Meriden Heights Dr
Meriden, Kansas

Sunset Haven

940 Frazier St
Valley Falls, Kansas

Cedar Tree Apartments

213 E Lull St
Meriden, Kansas

Jefferson Village Jefferson County Retirem

416 Delaware St
Winchester, Kansas

New Place I

205 Memory Lane
Mclouth, Kansas

Hannah Apt

505 Washington
Oskaloosa, Kansas

New Place II

604 Plaza Drive
Perry, Kansas

Oak Hill Apt

1000 Oak Street
Valley Falls, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Kansas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 176 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Kansas

Jefferson County features 108 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 Jefferson County, Kansas

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $709 and $867.

2020 Jefferson County, 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 $590 $598 $788 $1,020 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $538 to $658 $709 to $867 $918 to $1,122 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jefferson County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 176
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 108
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $57,236 ±$2,104
Median Rent $731 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 6.03pp
Total Population 18,898

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Kansas with a population of 18,898. There are 7,542 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 18.03% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $57,236 a year, or $4,770 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,700

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 Jefferson 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,650 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,200 $31,100 $35,000 $38,850 $42,000 $45,100 $48,200 $51,300
80% of Median $43,550 $49,750 $55,950 $62,150 $67,150 $72,100 $77,100 $82,050

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Served By
Valley Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Falls is the Valley Falls Housing Authority.