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Affordable Housing In Kansas City
Wyandotte County, Kansas

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kansas City

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

Simmons Senior Housing

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

Village Woods & Zion Estates

1500 N. 74th Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Wyandotte Towers

915 Washington Blvd
Kansas City, Kansas

Cyrus K. Holiday

1702 S 35th St
Kansas City, Kansas

Belrose Manor

3035 W 40th Ter
Kansas City, Kansas

Mt Carmel Senior Housing

1130 Troup Ave
Kansas City, Kansas

Booth Manor

1331 N 75th Pl
Kansas City, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

St Margarets Park

301 S Mill St
Kansas City, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Kansas City

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 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,651 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 $919 and $1,123.

2021 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 $731 $857 $1,021 $1,364 $1,552
Kansas City, Kansas Payment Standard Range $658 to $804 $771 to $943 $919 to $1,123 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,397 to $1,707

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kansas City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 4,651
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 $86,600

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 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.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200
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.
$48,550 $55,450 $62,400 $69,300 $74,850 $80,400 $85,950 $91,500