Affordable Housing In Kansas City
Wyandotte County, Kansas

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kansas City

Chelsea Plaza

566 Freeman Court
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Westgate I

7501 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Juniper Gardens

1709 N 3rd St
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
2 BR
Family & Senior

Y Lofts

900 North 8th Street
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Terrace Pointe

641 South 71st Terrace
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Simmons Senior Housing

1333 S 27th St
Kansas City, Kansas
Studio-2 BR

Pemberton Place Senior

8301 Walker Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas

Gateway Plaza

1430 North 4th Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Buchanan's Crossing

706 N 65th St
Kansas City, Kansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Village Woods & Zion Estates

1500 N. 74th Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kansas City, Kansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kansas City, Kansas

Housing Authority Programs
Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kansas City, Kansas

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,695 affordable apartments for rent in Kansas City, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City features 3,380 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 Kansas City, Kansas

There are 1,271 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kansas City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kansas City, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kansas City landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kansas City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kansas City, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $927 and $1,133.

2022 Kansas City, 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
Kansas City, Kansas Fair Market Rent $762 $875 $1,030 $1,365 $1,569
Kansas City, Kansas Payment Standard Range $686 to $838 $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,412 to $1,726

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kansas City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 4,695
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,380
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $38,749 ±$969
Median Rent $779 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.03% ± 2.25pp
Total Population 148,855

Population and Household Demographics

Kansas City is a city in Wyandotte County, Kansas with a population of 148,855. There are 54,629 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 42.15% of households in Kansas City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kansas City

The median gross income for households in Kansas City is $38,749 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $779 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kansas City, a household making less than $2,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Kansas City.

Area Median Income In Kansas City

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 Kansas City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wyandotte County.

In Kansas City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,700

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 Kansas City

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 Kansas City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kansas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kansas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,900 $38,750 $43,600 $48,400 $52,300 $56,150 $60,050 $63,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kansas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,450 $83,650 $89,850 $96,050 $102,250