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Affordable Housing In Norton County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norton County

Northridge Acres

906 Quail Dr
Norton, Kansas

Norton Lha

213 Horace Greeley Ave
Norton, Kansas

Sunflower Housing of Norton

1002 N 2nd Ave
Norton, Kansas

Wheatridge Apt

304 Van Horn Street
Almena, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Norton County, Kansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 92 affordable apartments for rent in Norton County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Norton County, Kansas

Norton County features 52 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 Norton County, Kansas

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norton County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Norton County, 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 $627 $714 $974 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $877 to $1,071 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Norton County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 92
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.42%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $47,852 ±$10,985
Median Rent $647 ±$268
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.95% ± 15.49pp
Total Population 5,590

Population and Household Demographics

Norton County is a county in Kansas with a population of 5,590. There are 2,119 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 22.42% of households in Norton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norton County

The median gross income for households in Norton County is $47,852 a year, or $3,988 a month. The median rent for the county is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norton County, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Norton County.

Area Median Income In Norton 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 Norton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,400

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 Norton 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Norton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150

Cities In Norton County

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City Served By
Norton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norton is the Norton Housing Authority.