Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lawrence, KS

Discover affordable housing in Lawrence where there are 18+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Union at the Loop

3250 Michigan Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Penn Street Lofts

801 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Vermont Towers

1101 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

LCHT Accessible Housing - West Lawrence

2222 Yale Rd, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

LCHT Accessible Housing - East Lawrence

1405 E 21st Ter, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Prairie Ridge Place

2424 Melrose Ln, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

Pine Tree Th Coop I

149 Pinecone Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Cottonwood Estates I

2900 W 23rd Ter, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

Cottonwood Estates II

110 Michigan St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Clinton Parkway

2125 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

Poehler Lofts

619 E 8th St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Bethel Estates of Lawrence

2140 E 25th Terrace, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Babcock Place

1700 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Edgewood Homes

1600 Haskell Ave, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Wyndam Seniors of Lawrence

2551 Crossgate Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

Prairie Commons

5121 Congressional Cir, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

9 Del Lofts

900 Delaware Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Autumn Run Apartments

2100 Heatherwood Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lawrence, Kansas
$12.71 (+175%) more than Kansas minimum wage and $12.71 (+175%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lawrence, Kansas?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Lawrence, Kansas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lawrence, Kansas.

Go to the Kansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lawrence.

How many renters live in Lawrence, Kansas?

The City of Lawrence has 95,784 people living in 41,109 households.

There are 43,263 renters living in 22,545 renter households in this City. Renters make up 45.17 percent of the population living in Lawrence.

What is the rental market like in Lawrence, Kansas?

There are an estimated 43,649 housing units in the Lawrence area. Of these, 24,754 units are rental homes, making up 57 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lawrence, Kansas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lawrence?

The rental vacancy rate in Lawrence is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lawrence for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lawrence
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,147 5,813 7,916 4,882 2,736
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lawrence

A large number of apartments in Lawrence have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lawrence are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 30 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lawrence

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $772 to $1,789. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $772
One BR $869
Two BR $1,054
Three BR $1,485
Four BR $1,789
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lawrence, Kansas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lawrence?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 592 52 percent
One BR 2,652 46 percent
Two BR 4,023 51 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lawrence, Kansas

How many affordable rental units are in Lawrence?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lawrence, Kansas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 668
Public Housing 363
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 287
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lawrence, Kansas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence features 616 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 Lawrence, Kansas

There are 805 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawrence, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lawrence landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lawrence.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawrence, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $949 and $1,159.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.