Affordable Housing In Johnson County
Kansas

80 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County

Brittany Court

151 Brittany Ct
Gardner, KS
$612
1 BR
HCV Welcome

The Reserve at Lenexa Apartments

9101 Renner Blvd
Lenexa, KS
$701-954
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Overland Park Estates

9948 W 83rd Terrace
Overland Park, KS
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

GardenWalk of Springhill Apartments

100 East Lawrence Street
Spring Hill, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunflower Apartments

10200 W. 62nd St
Merriam, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Bethel Estates of Gardner

375 N Pine St
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Willow Brooke Estates

335 W Madison
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Grant 79 Apartments

9223 W 79th St
Overland Park, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

SavannahPark of Springhill Apartments

100 East Lawerence Street
Spring Hill, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR

Nottingham Village

30100 Block W. 187th Street
Gardner, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 80 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 8,421 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,699 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Johnson County, HUD housing programs support 1,087 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 6,722 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Bonner Springs Housing Authority Public Housing
Olathe Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 80
Total Low Income Apartments 8,421
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,699
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Total Population 566,814
Housing Units 219,735
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $76,113 ±$939
Median Rent $947 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.14% ± 1.49pp

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson County is a County in Kansas with a population of 566,814. There are 219,735 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 30.48% of households in Johnson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson County

The median gross income for households in Johnson County is $76,113 a year, or $6,343 a month. The median rent for the county is $947 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson County, a household making less than $3,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson County.1

Area Median Income In Johnson 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 Johnson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Johnson 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 Johnson County HUD Rental Assistance in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnson County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 61 low income apartment communities containing 6,800 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnson 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 Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

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 Johnson County is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 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% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Johnson 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$640 $786 $953 $1,286 $1,457

Cities In Johnson County

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City Listings Served By
Olathe 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Olathe are the Olathe Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Overland Park 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Overland Park are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Gardner 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gardner are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Shawnee 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shawnee are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Bonner Springs 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bonner Springs are the Bonner Springs Housing Authority, East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Mission 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mission are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Merriam 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Merriam are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Lenexa 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lenexa are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
De Soto 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve De Soto are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Spring Hill 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Hill are the Johnson County Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Leawood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leawood are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Edgerton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgerton are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Fairway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairway are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Lake Quivira 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Quivira are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Mission Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mission Hills are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Mission Woods 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mission Woods are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Prairie Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prairie Village are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Roeland Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roeland Park are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Westwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westwood are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.
Westwood Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westwood Hills are the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation and Johnson County Housing Authority.