Affordable Housing In Kiowa County
Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kiowa County

Prairie Pointe Townhomes

100 E Grant Ave
Greensburg, KS
HCV Welcome

Kiowa Komotara

809 S Bay St
Greensburg, KS
Subsidized

Heritage Place of Haviland

301 N Main St
Haviland, KS
HCV Welcome

Oak Haven Plaza Apartments

205 E Nebraska Ave
Greensburg, KS
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Kiowa County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 91 affordable apartments for rent in Kiowa County, Kansas. Kiowa County features 39 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 52 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kiowa County.

Kiowa County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 91
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 39
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.99%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $43,963 ±$2,812
Median Rent $502 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.44% ± 9.88pp
Total Population 2,536

Population and Household Demographics

Kiowa County is a County in Kansas with a population of 2,536. There are 1,066 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 34.99% of households in Kiowa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kiowa County

The median gross income for households in Kiowa County is $43,963 a year, or $3,664 a month. The median rent for the county is $502 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kiowa County, a household making less than $1,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Kiowa County.1

Area Median Income In Kiowa 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 Kiowa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Kiowa 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 Kiowa County HUD Rental Assistance in Kiowa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kiowa County

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

From 2001 to 2008, 2 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kiowa 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 Kiowa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
60% of Median $27,600 $31,560 $35,520 $39,420 $42,600 $45,780 $48,900 $52,080

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 Kiowa County is $35,520 a year, or $2,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $888 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% $575 $616 $740 $854 $954 $1,052
60% $690 $740 $888 $1,025 $1,145 $1,262
Fair Market Rents in Kiowa 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $627 $714 $1,010 $1,254

Cities In Kiowa County

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Greensburg 3
Haviland 1
Mullinville 0