Affordable Housing In Nemaha County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nemaha County

Nemaha Co Ind Living

12 S 11th St
Seneca, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Terrace Heights

403 Edward St
Seneca, KS
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Other Housing Authorities located in Nemaha County

Housing Authority Programs
Seneca Housing Authority Public Housing
Sabetha Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nemaha County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 83 affordable apartments for rent in Nemaha County, Kansas. Nemaha County features 83 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nemaha County.

Nemaha County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 83
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 83
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $48,653 ±$3,154
Median Rent $532 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.1% ± 7.56pp
Total Population 10,159

Population and Household Demographics

Nemaha County is a County in Kansas with a population of 10,159. There are 4,239 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 23.24% of households in Nemaha County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nemaha County

The median gross income for households in Nemaha County is $48,653 a year, or $4,054 a month. The median rent for the county is $532 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nemaha County, a household making less than $1,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Nemaha County.1

Area Median Income In Nemaha 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 Nemaha County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,600

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 Nemaha 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 Nemaha County HUD Rental Assistance in Nemaha County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,700 $17,950 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
80% of Median $41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850

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 Nemaha County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
60% of Median $31,380 $35,820 $40,320 $44,760 $48,360 $51,960 $55,560 $59,100

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 Nemaha County is $40,320 a year, or $3,360 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,360 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,008 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% $654 $700 $840 $970 $1,083 $1,194
60% $785 $840 $1,008 $1,164 $1,299 $1,433
Fair Market Rents in Nemaha 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $582 $714 $1,012 $1,147

Cities In Nemaha County

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City Listings Served By
Centralia 0
Seneca 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seneca is the Seneca Housing Authority.
Baileyville 0
Bern 0
Corning 0
Goff 0
Oneida 0
Wetmore 0