Affordable Housing In Osage County
Kansas

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Osage County

Dogwood Glen

519 N 12th St
Osage City, KS
Subsidized

Valley View Village

508 Coal St
Carbondale, KS
Subsidized

Cof Training Svcs Inc - Osage

207 Barclay St
Osage City, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Park Place

207 S 6th St
Osage City, KS
Subsidized

Cof Integrated Living

134 Lord St
Osage City, KS
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Morningside Plaza

1000 Main St
Osage City, KS
Subsidized

Townsite Apartments 1

116 W Jackson
Burlingame, KS
Subsidized

Lyndon Rrh Inc

619 Madison St
Lyndon, KS

Valley View IIi Tucker Family Housing

600 Commercial St
Carbondale, KS
HCV Welcome

Valley View Village Apartments

511 Commercial St
Carbondale, KS
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Osage County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Osage County, Kansas

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 609 affordable apartments for rent in Osage County, Kansas. Osage County features 555 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 54 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Osage County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Osage County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 609
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 555
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $49,915 ±$2,362
Median Rent $628 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.67% ± 6.48pp
Total Population 16,080

Population and Household Demographics

Osage County is a County in Kansas with a population of 16,080. There are 6,505 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 24.52% of households in Osage County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Osage County

The median gross income for households in Osage County is $49,915 a year, or $4,160 a month. The median rent for the county is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Osage County, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Osage County.1

Area Median Income In Osage 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 Osage County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400

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 Osage 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 Osage County HUD Rental Assistance in Osage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,400 $30,200 $33,950 $37,700 $40,750 $43,750 $46,750 $49,800
80% of Median $42,250 $48,250 $54,300 $60,300 $65,150 $69,950 $74,800 $79,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Osage County

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

From 1990 to 1998, 3 low income apartment communities containing 88 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Osage 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 Osage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,400 $30,200 $33,950 $37,700 $40,750 $43,750 $46,750 $49,800
60% of Median $31,680 $36,240 $40,740 $45,240 $48,900 $52,500 $56,100 $59,760

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 Osage County is $40,740 a year, or $3,395 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,395 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,019 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% $660 $708 $849 $981 $1,094 $1,207
60% $792 $849 $1,019 $1,177 $1,313 $1,448
Fair Market Rents in Osage 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
$590 $598 $788 $1,020 $1,211

Cities In Osage County

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City Listings Served By
Overbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Overbrook is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Osage City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osage City is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Lyndon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyndon is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Scranton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scranton is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Carbondale 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Burlingame 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlingame is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Melvern 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melvern is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Olivet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olivet is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Quenemo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quenemo is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Vassar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vassar is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.