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Affordable Housing In Leavenworth
Leavenworth County, Kansas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leavenworth

Santa Fe Trail Apartments

308 Dakota St
Leavenworth, Kansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Shawnee Plaza Residences

101 S 4th Street
Leavenworth, Kansas

Hillcrest Manor

3414 Hughes Rd
Leavenworth, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Santa Fe Trail Apartments

308 Dakota St
Leavenworth, Kansas

The Knoll

1124 Shawnee St
Leavenworth, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodland Village

2940 Ralph Bunch Dr
Leavenworth, Kansas

State Street Lofts

2622 State St
Leavenworth, Kansas

Abernathy Lofts

200 Seneca St
Leavenworth, Kansas

Eisenhower Ridge Apartments

100 Lakeside Dr
Leavenworth, Kansas

Planters II

200 Shawnee St
Leavenworth, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Leavenworth

Housing Authority Programs
Leavenworth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leavenworth, Kansas

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 742 affordable apartments for rent in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Leavenworth, Kansas

Leavenworth features 454 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 Leavenworth, Kansas

There are 288 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leavenworth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leavenworth, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leavenworth landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Leavenworth.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leavenworth, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $919 and $1,123.

2021 Leavenworth, 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
Leavenworth, Kansas Fair Market Rent $731 $857 $1,021 $1,364 $1,552
Leavenworth, Kansas Payment Standard Range $658 to $804 $771 to $943 $919 to $1,123 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,397 to $1,707

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Leavenworth, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 742
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 454
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $52,785 ±$4,907
Median Rent $886 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.87% ± 4.14pp
Total Population 35,861

Population and Household Demographics

Leavenworth is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas with a population of 35,861. There are 12,184 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 51.4% of households in Leavenworth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leavenworth

The median gross income for households in Leavenworth is $52,785 a year, or $4,399 a month. The median rent for the city is $886 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leavenworth, a household making less than $2,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Leavenworth.

Area Median Income In Leavenworth

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 Leavenworth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Leavenworth County.

In Leavenworth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,600

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 Leavenworth

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 Leavenworth

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leavenworth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leavenworth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leavenworth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,550 $55,450 $62,400 $69,300 $74,850 $80,400 $85,950 $91,500