Affordable Housing In Medicine Lodge
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Medicine Lodge
Housing Authorities that serve Medicine Lodge
|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 $646 and $790.
2021 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|
|Medicine Lodge, Kansas Fair Market Rent||$543||$545||$718||$906||$974|
|Medicine Lodge, Kansas Payment Standard Range||$489 to $597||$491 to $600||$646 to $790||$815 to $997||$877 to $1,071|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Medicine Lodge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Medicine Lodge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Medicine Lodge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.