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Affordable Housing In Lincoln
Lincoln County, Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln

Gardenwalk Lincoln

508 N 6th St
Lincoln, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Post Rock Apartments

107 E Ct
Lincoln, Kansas

405 N 5th St

405 N 5th St
Lincoln, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Lincoln

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Lincoln Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 81 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln, Kansas

Lincoln features 81 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 Lincoln, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lincoln.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2021 Lincoln, 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 $543 $570 $718 $893 $1,042
Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $513 to $627 $646 to $790 $804 to $982 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lincoln, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 81
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 81
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.05%
Average Renter Household Size 1.74
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $40,650 ±$5,643
Median Rent $418 ±$142
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.57% ± 12.53pp
Total Population 1,312

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln is a city in Lincoln County, Kansas with a population of 1,312. There are 577 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 23.05% of households in Lincoln are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln

The median gross income for households in Lincoln is $40,650 a year, or $3,388 a month. The median rent for the city is $418 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln, a household making less than $1,393 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln.

Area Median Income In Lincoln

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

In Lincoln, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200

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 Lincoln

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 Lincoln

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% of Median $37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950