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Affordable Housing In Manhattan
Pottawatomie County, Kansas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manhattan

Highland Ridge Apartments

509 Stone Dr
Manhattan, Kansas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Birchwood Villas Apartments

5507 Stone Crest Drive
Manhattan, Kansas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Colorado Plaza Senior Apartments

420 Colorado St
Manhattan, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

Brookfield Residences

415 Walters Drive
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Willow ridge Apartments

5547 Stone Crest Court Manhattan, KS
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Garden Grove II

1115 Garden Way
Manhattan, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Garden Grove Apartments

1119 Garden Way
Manhattan, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pheasant Hill Apartments

2825 Vinewood Pl
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Tuttle Creek Residences

1300 E Marlatt Ave
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Gardens at Flint Hills

1339 Flint Hills Pl
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Manhattan

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Manhattan, Kansas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 882 affordable apartments for rent in Manhattan, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan features 370 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 Manhattan, Kansas

There are 512 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manhattan.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manhattan, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Manhattan, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $872 and $1,066.

2020 Manhattan, 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 $752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701
Payment Standard Range $677 to $827 $681 to $833 $872 to $1,066 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.

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 $69,700

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 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 $15,900 $18,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% of Median $42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750