Affordable Housing In Osawatomie
Miami County, Kansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Osawatomie

Lom Vista Estates

900 Melody Ln
Osawatomie, KS
Subsidized

Chestnut Manor

1135 Chestnut St
Osawatomie, KS
Subsidized

Osawatomie Court Apartments

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

Woodland Hills Estates

502 Woodland Hills Cir
Osawatomie, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Osawatomie Seniors

1545 Brown Ave
Osawatomie, KS
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Osawatomie

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Osawatomie, Kansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 186 affordable apartments for rent in Osawatomie, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Osawatomie, Kansas

Osawatomie features 162 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 Osawatomie, Kansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Osawatomie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Osawatomie, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Osawatomie, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $880 and $1,076.

2020 Osawatomie, 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 $678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $732 to $894 $880 to $1,076 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,341 to $1,639

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Osawatomie, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 186
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 162
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $38,750 ±$12,483
Median Rent $624 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.72% ± 18.42pp
Total Population 4,373

Population and Household Demographics

Osawatomie is a City in Miami County, Kansas with a population of 4,373. There are 1,649 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 37.78% of households in Osawatomie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Osawatomie

The median gross income for households in Osawatomie is $38,750 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Osawatomie, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Osawatomie.1

Area Median Income In Osawatomie

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 Osawatomie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miami County.

In Osawatomie, 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 Osawatomie

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 Osawatomie

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