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Affordable Housing In Kansas City
Wyandotte County, Kansas

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kansas City

St Margarets Park

301 S Mill St
Kansas City, Kansas

Crossline Towers

1021 N 7th St
Kansas City, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mosaic VII

7701 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Royal Gardens Apartments

3164 N 61st Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Oakwood Gardens

3305 Wood Ave
Kansas City, Kansas

Chelsea Plaza

566 Freeman Ct
Kansas City, Kansas

Silver City Apartments

2208 Birch Dr
Kansas City, Kansas

Gateway Plaza West

1430 N 4th St
Kansas City, Kansas

Sunrise Towers

15 N 10th St
Kansas City, Kansas

Buchanan's Crossing

706 N 65th 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 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,698 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 1,318 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 $880 and $1,076.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $732 to $894 $880 to $1,076 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,341 to $1,639

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kansas City, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 4,698
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 $86,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850