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Affordable Housing In Osborne County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Osborne County

Paradise Valley Apartments

410 N 3rd St
Natoma, Kansas

Solomon Valley Apartments

200 E Vermont St
Osborne, Kansas

Centennial Village

914 Kansas St
Downs, Kansas

Downs Rentals

712 Blunt St
Downs, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Osborne County, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 104 affordable apartments for rent in Osborne County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Osborne County, Kansas

Osborne County features 96 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 Osborne County, Kansas

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Osborne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Osborne County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Osborne 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 $624 $714 $1,030 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $562 to $686 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Osborne County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 104
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.06%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $40,216 ±$3,678
Median Rent $455 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.3% ± 8.05pp
Total Population 3,782

Population and Household Demographics

Osborne County is a county in Kansas with a population of 3,782. There are 1,764 households in the county with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 25.06% of households in Osborne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Osborne County

The median gross income for households in Osborne County is $40,216 a year, or $3,351 a month. The median rent for the county is $455 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Osborne County, a household making less than $1,517 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Osborne County.

Area Median Income In Osborne 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 Osborne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,400

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 Osborne 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 Osborne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Osborne County

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