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Affordable Housing In Kearny County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kearny County

Westridge Apartments

1000 W Lincoln Ave
Lakin, Kansas

O'loughlin Village

207 N Kearny
Lakin, Kansas

Applefield Apt

200 West Street
Deerfield, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Kearny County, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 41 affordable apartments for rent in Kearny County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Kearny County, Kansas

Kearny County features 41 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 Kearny County, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kearny County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kearny County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2021 Kearny County, 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
Kearny County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $543 $545 $718 $893 $1,042
Kearny County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $491 to $600 $646 to $790 $804 to $982 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kearny County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 41
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 41
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $50,506 ±$5,602
Median Rent $626 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 18.1% ± 12.17pp
Total Population 3,952

Population and Household Demographics

Kearny County is a county in Kansas with a population of 3,952. There are 1,379 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 25.24% of households in Kearny County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kearny County

The median gross income for households in Kearny County is $50,506 a year, or $4,209 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kearny County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 18.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Kearny County.

Area Median Income In Kearny 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 Kearny County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Kearny 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kearny County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kearny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kearny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kearny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100

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