Affordable Housing In Leavenworth County

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leavenworth County

Legacy Senior Apartments

2429 N 155th St.
Basehor, KS
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Santa Fe Trail Apartments

308 Dakota St
Leavenworth, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Shawnee Plaza Residences

101 S 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS
HCV Welcome

Hillcrest Manor

3414 Hughes Rd
Leavenworth, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Santa Fe Trail Apartments

308 Dakota St
Leavenworth, KS

Sundance Tonganoxie

2095 E. Willoow bend Drive
Tonganoxie, KS
HCV Welcome

The Knoll

1124 Shawnee St
Leavenworth, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodland Village

2940 Ralph Bunch Dr
Leavenworth, KS

State Street Lofts

2622 State St
Leavenworth, KS
HCV Welcome

Lansing Heights

329 W Mary St
Lansing, KS
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Leavenworth County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leavenworth County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,002 affordable apartments for rent in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Leavenworth County features 454 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 548 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leavenworth County.

Leavenworth County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,002
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 454
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $63,726 ±$2,055
Median Rent $883 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.99% ± 3.58pp
Total Population 78,227

Population and Household Demographics

Leavenworth County is a County in Kansas with a population of 78,227. There are 26,747 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 33.56% of households in Leavenworth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leavenworth County

The median gross income for households in Leavenworth County is $63,726 a year, or $5,311 a month. The median rent for the county is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leavenworth County, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Leavenworth County.1

Area Median Income In Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth County HUD Rental Assistance in Leavenworth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Leavenworth 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 2012, 12 low income apartment communities containing 711 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

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 Leavenworth County is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 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% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Leavenworth 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
$678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490

Cities In Leavenworth County

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City Listings Served By
Leavenworth 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leavenworth is the Leavenworth Housing Authority.
Tonganoxie 2
Lansing 2
Basehor 1
Easton 0
Linwood 0