Affordable Housing In Manhattan
Pottawatomie County, Kansas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manhattan

Highland Ridge Apartments

509 Stone Dr
Manhattan, KS
$775-885
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Birchwood Villas Apartments

5507 Stone Crest Drive
Manhattan, KS
$1,599-2,445
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Colorado Plaza Senior Apartments

420 Colorado St
Manhattan, KS
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Brookfield Residences

415 Walters Drive
Manhattan, KS
HCV Welcome

Willow ridge Apartments

5547 Stone Crest Court Manhattan, KS
Manhattan, KS
HCV Welcome

Garden Grove II

1115 Garden Way
Manhattan, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Garden Grove Apartments

1119 Garden Way
Manhattan, KS
55+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pheasant Hill Apartments

2825 Vinewood Pl
Manhattan, KS
HCV Welcome

Tuttle Creek Residences

1300 E Marlatt Ave
Manhattan, KS
HCV Welcome

Gardens at Flint Hills

1339 Flint Hills Pl
Manhattan, KS
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Manhattan

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Manhattan

Housing Authority Programs
North Central Flint Hills Area Agency On Aging Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Manhattan, Kansas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 882 affordable apartments for rent in Manhattan, Kansas. Manhattan features 370 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 512 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manhattan.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Manhattan, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 882
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 370
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $43,104 ±$1,980
Median Rent $859 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.39% ± 3.67pp
Total Population 55,769

Population and Household Demographics

Manhattan is a City in Pottawatomie County, Kansas with a population of 55,769. There are 20,722 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 61.49% of households in Manhattan are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Manhattan

The median gross income for households in Manhattan is $43,104 a year, or $3,592 a month. The median rent for the city is $859 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Manhattan, a household making less than $2,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Manhattan.1

Area Median Income In Manhattan

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 Manhattan, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawatomie County.

In Manhattan, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Manhattan

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 Manhattan HUD Rental Assistance in Manhattan

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,450 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,500 $68,600 $73,700 $78,750 $83,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Manhattan

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2002 to 2009, 9 low income apartment communities containing 596 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Manhattan 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 Manhattan

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
60% of Median $33,360 $38,160 $42,900 $47,640 $51,480 $55,320 $59,100 $62,940

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 Manhattan is $42,900 a year, or $3,575 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,575 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,073 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% $695 $745 $894 $1,033 $1,153 $1,271
60% $834 $894 $1,073 $1,239 $1,383 $1,526
Fair Market Rents in Manhattan

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
$752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701