Affordable Housing In Miami County
Kansas

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Miami County

Sunrise II

308 N East St
Paola, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sundance II

1010 Industrial Park Drive
Paola, KS
HCV Welcome

Lakemary Center

4 Sunrise Cir
Paola, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lom Vista Estates

900 Melody Ln
Osawatomie, KS
Subsidized

Applewood Apartments

507 Baptiste Drive
Paola, KS
Subsidized

Chestnut Manor

1135 Chestnut St
Osawatomie, KS
Subsidized

Paola Senior

900 N. Hospital Drive
Paola, KS
HCV Welcome

Osawatomie Court Apartments

405 Carr Ave
Osawatomie, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Rockville Place

SE 4th St. & Rockville Road
Louisburg, KS
HCV Welcome

Paola Sundance Apartments

202 Sundance Dr
Paola, KS
HCV Welcome

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 626 affordable apartments for rent in Miami County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 379 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Miami County, HUD housing programs support 112 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 247 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Miami County

Housing Authority Programs
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Miami County

Housing Authority Programs
Paola Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami County, Kansas

Miami County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 626
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 379
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Total Population 32,688
Housing Units 12,560
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $60,966 ±$4,034
Median Rent $776 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.68% ± 8.3pp

Population and Household Demographics

Miami County is a County in Kansas with a population of 32,688. There are 12,560 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 22.63% of households in Miami County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami County

The median gross income for households in Miami County is $60,966 a year, or $5,081 a month. The median rent for the county is $776 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami County, a household making less than $2,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami County.1

Area Median Income In Miami County

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.

In Miami County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Miami County

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 Miami County HUD Rental Assistance in Miami County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Miami County

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

From 1991 to 2009, 10 low income apartment communities containing 353 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Miami County 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 Miami County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

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 Miami County is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 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% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Miami County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$640 $786 $953 $1,286 $1,457

Cities In Miami County

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City Listings Served By
Paola 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paola are the Paola Housing Authority and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Osawatomie 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osawatomie is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Louisburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louisburg is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Bucyrus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bucyrus is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Fontana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fontana is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Hillsdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsdale is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.