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Affordable Housing In Lyon County
Kansas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lyon County

Broadview Towers

110 W 6th Ave
Emporia, Kansas
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Whittier Place

1200 Whittier Street
Emporia, Kansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Eastgate Plaza

302 S East St
Emporia, Kansas
Subsidized

Stanton Heights

1302 Stanton St
Emporia, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Horizon Plaza

1531 Wheeler St
Emporia, Kansas
Subsidized

Westwood Village Flint Hills Pointe

3100 W 24th Ave
Emporia, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Wyndam Place Seniors

1401 E 12th Ave
Emporia, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Hartford Place

116 Congress St
Hartford, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Chapel Ridge Apartments of Emporia

3601 W 18th Ave
Emporia, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Kenyon Heights

1300 C of E Dr
Emporia, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Lyon County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lyon County, Kansas

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 533 affordable apartments for rent in Lyon County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lyon County, Kansas

Lyon County features 305 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 Lyon County, Kansas

There are 228 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lyon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lyon County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lyon County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Lyon County, 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 $480 $542 $714 $1,014 $1,130
Payment Standard Range $432 to $528 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $913 to $1,115 $1,017 to $1,243

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lyon County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 533
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 305
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $40,021 ±$2,182
Median Rent $600 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.87% ± 5.4pp
Total Population 33,462

Population and Household Demographics

Lyon County is a county in Kansas with a population of 33,462. There are 13,272 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 40.26% of households in Lyon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lyon County

The median gross income for households in Lyon County is $40,021 a year, or $3,335 a month. The median rent for the county is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lyon County, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Lyon County.

Area Median Income In Lyon 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 Lyon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 Lyon 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lyon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Lyon County

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City Served By
Admire The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Admire is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Allen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allen is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Americus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Americus is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Bushong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bushong is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Emporia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emporia is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Hartford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hartford is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Neosho Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neosho Rapids is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Olpe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olpe is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reading is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.