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Affordable Housing In Leawood
Johnson County, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Leawood

Housing Authority Programs
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leawood, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Leawood, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Leawood, Kansas

Leawood features 0 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 Leawood, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leawood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leawood, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leawood landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Leawood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leawood, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $880 and $1,076.

2020 Leawood, 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
Fair Market Rent $678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $732 to $894 $880 to $1,076 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,341 to $1,639

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leawood, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $139,384 ±$6,705
Median Rent $1,234 ±$449
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.35% ± 9.98pp
Total Population 33,339

Population and Household Demographics

Leawood is a city in Johnson County, Kansas with a population of 33,339. There are 12,433 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 7.4% of households in Leawood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leawood

The median gross income for households in Leawood is $139,384 a year, or $11,615 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,234 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leawood, a household making less than $4,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Leawood.

Area Median Income In Leawood

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 Leawood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnson County.

In Leawood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Leawood

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 Leawood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850