Affordable Housing In Jennings
Decatur County, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jennings, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Jennings, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Jennings, Kansas

Jennings features 0 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 Jennings, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jennings, Kansas

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

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

2020 Jennings, 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 $524 $542 $714 $983 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $885 to $1,081 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jennings, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.49%
Average Renter Household Size 1.56
Average Household Size 1.76
Median Household Income $47,500 ±$10,596
Median Rent $475 ±$289
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 11.11% ± 66.36pp
Total Population 130

Population and Household Demographics

Jennings is a City in Decatur County, Kansas with a population of 130. There are 74 households in the city with an average household size of 1.76 persons. 36.49% of households in Jennings are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jennings

The median gross income for households in Jennings is $47,500 a year, or $3,958 a month. The median rent for the city is $475 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jennings, a household making less than $1,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 11.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Jennings.1

Area Median Income In Jennings

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 Jennings, the AMI is calculated from all households within Decatur County.

In Jennings, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 Jennings

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 Jennings

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950