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Affordable Housing In Mahaska
Washington County, Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mahaska

Mahaska Rural Housing

200 S School Ave
Mahaska, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Mahaska, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Mahaska, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Mahaska, Kansas

Mahaska 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 Mahaska, Kansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mahaska.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mahaska, Kansas

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

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

2021 Mahaska, 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 $592 $718 $893 $1,076
Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $533 to $651 $646 to $790 $804 to $982 $968 to $1,184

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mahaska, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.22%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $51,563 ±$49,108
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.67% ± 289.52pp
Total Population 53

Population and Household Demographics

Mahaska is a city in Washington County, Kansas with a population of 53. There are 27 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 22.22% of households in Mahaska are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mahaska

The median gross income for households in Mahaska is $51,563 a year, or $4,297 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mahaska, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Mahaska.

Area Median Income In Mahaska

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 Mahaska, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Mahaska, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Mahaska

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 Mahaska

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