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Affordable Housing In Marion
Marion County, Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion

Sunrise Townhomes

101 N Eisenhower Dr
Marion, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Hilltop Manor

1501 E Lawrence St
Marion, Kansas

Marion September Housing

1500 E Main St
Marion, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Marion September Housing II

1502 E Main St
Marion, Kansas
Subsidized
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Marion Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Marion, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Marion, Kansas

Marion features 44 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 Marion, Kansas

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marion, Kansas

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

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

2020 Marion, 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 $524 $542 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marion, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $36,204 ±$8,179
Median Rent $577 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.96% ± 18.18pp
Total Population 1,857

Population and Household Demographics

Marion is a city in Marion County, Kansas with a population of 1,857. There are 852 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 22.77% of households in Marion are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion

The median gross income for households in Marion is $36,204 a year, or $3,017 a month. The median rent for the city is $577 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion, a household making less than $1,923 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion.

Area Median Income In Marion

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

In Marion, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,500

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 Marion

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 Marion

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,900
50% of Median $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% of Median $37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250