Affordable Housing In Newton
Harvey County, Kansas

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton

Lincoln Park

400 W 6th Street
Newton, Kansas
1-2 BR

Newton Plaza

300 W 5th St
Newton, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

South Park Apartments II

1501 Old Main St
Newton, Kansas
1-3 BR

Garden Walk of Newton

120 Southport Dr
Newton, Kansas
2 BR

Prairie Fire Residences

1736 Paddington Cir.
Newton, Kansas

Sunset Townhouses

1001 Boyd Ave
Newton, Kansas

Meadowlark Housing

110 Columbus Ave
Newton, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northview Residences

1108 Russell Dr
Newton, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Northview Housing

900 Myrtle St
Newton, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Newton, Kansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newton, Kansas

Housing Authority Programs
Newton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton, Kansas

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 528 affordable apartments for rent in Newton, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Newton, Kansas

Newton features 282 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 Newton, Kansas

There are 246 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newton landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Newton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $741 and $905.

2022 Newton, 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
Newton, Kansas Fair Market Rent $547 $635 $823 $1,103 $1,345
Newton, Kansas Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $572 to $699 $741 to $905 $993 to $1,213 $1,211 to $1,480

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newton, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 528
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 282
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $45,266 ±$3,279
Median Rent $731 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.26% ± 8.33pp
Total Population 19,139

Population and Household Demographics

Newton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas with a population of 19,139. There are 7,765 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 35.99% of households in Newton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton

The median gross income for households in Newton is $45,266 a year, or $3,772 a month. The median rent for the city is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton.

Area Median Income In Newton

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 Newton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harvey County.

In Newton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,800

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 Newton

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 Newton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,950 $18,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,550 $30,350 $34,150 $37,900 $40,950 $44,000 $47,000 $50,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100