Affordable Housing In Labette County
Kansas

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Labette County

Mendota Creek Apartments

1500 S 25th St
Parsons, KS
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Parsonian Apartments

1725 Broadway Parsons
Parsons, KS
$350-560
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

SavannahPark of Parsons Apartments

224 Reinhart Drive
Parsons, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Mound Valley Housing

110 W 3rd St
Mound Valley, KS
Subsidized

Plaza Place

2000 Katy Dr
Parsons, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Prairie Meadows Apartments

900 Alice Ave
Parsons, KS
Subsidized

Kensington Court Apartments

201 McKnight Dr
Parsons, KS
HCV Welcome

Eastside Townhomes

217 Iowa St
Oswego, KS
HCV Welcome

Rainbow End

906 S 13th St
Parsons, KS
HCV Welcome

Class I Homes

301 S 25th St
Parsons, KS
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Labette County

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Labette County

Housing Authority Programs
Parsons Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Labette County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 769 affordable apartments for rent in Labette County, Kansas. Labette County features 498 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 271 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Labette County.

Labette County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 769
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 498
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $41,439 ±$2,132
Median Rent $559 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.64% ± 7.38pp
Total Population 21,048

Population and Household Demographics

Labette County is a County in Kansas with a population of 21,048. There are 8,413 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 30.67% of households in Labette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Labette County

The median gross income for households in Labette County is $41,439 a year, or $3,453 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Labette County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Labette County.1

Area Median Income In Labette 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 Labette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Labette 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 Labette County HUD Rental Assistance in Labette County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Labette County

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

From 1992 to 2008, 10 low income apartment communities containing 514 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Labette 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 Labette County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

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 Labette County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 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% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Labette 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 $542 $714 $957 $1,067

Cities In Labette County

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City Listings Served By
Parsons 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsons are the Parsons Housing Authority and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Chetopa 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chetopa is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Mound Valley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mound Valley is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Oswego 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oswego is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Altamont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Altamont is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Edna 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edna is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Bartlett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bartlett is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.
Labette 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Labette is the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program.