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Affordable Housing In Medicine Lodge
Barber County, Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Medicine Lodge

Indian Hills Plaza

112 E Washington Ave
Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Sunflower Apartments Medicine Lodg

600 Curry Ln
Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Indian Hills Lodge

200 S Cherry St
Medicine Lodge, Kansas
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Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Medicine Lodge, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 82 affordable apartments for rent in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Medicine Lodge features 66 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 Medicine Lodge, Kansas

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Medicine Lodge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Medicine Lodge, Kansas

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

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

2020 Medicine Lodge, 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 research.

Medicine Lodge, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 82
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 66
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $54,125 ±$5,017
Median Rent $620 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.49% ± 7.87pp
Total Population 2,056

Population and Household Demographics

Medicine Lodge is a city in Barber County, Kansas with a population of 2,056. There are 861 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 32.87% of households in Medicine Lodge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Medicine Lodge

The median gross income for households in Medicine Lodge is $54,125 a year, or $4,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $620 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Medicine Lodge, a household making less than $2,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Medicine Lodge.

Area Median Income In Medicine Lodge

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 Medicine Lodge, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barber County.

In Medicine Lodge, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Medicine Lodge

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 Medicine Lodge

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
80% of Median $39,800 $45,500 $51,200 $56,850 $61,400 $65,950 $70,500 $75,050