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Affordable Housing In Ottawa
Franklin County, Kansas

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ottawa

Courthouse Square Apartments

235 S Main St
Ottawa, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

Mission Woods

1617 S Osage Dr
Ottawa, Kansas
Income Based
2-3 BR

Sunflower Plaza Tower

701 S Poplar St
Ottawa, Kansas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pine Manor Apartments

1513 Osage
Ottawa, Kansas

Cof Residences

934 E Wilson St
Ottawa, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cof Training Svcs, Inc

726 W 13th St
Ottawa, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cof Independent Living

707 N Cherry St
Ottawa, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ottawa Plains Apartments

1107 W 17th St
Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa Senior Housing

526 S Main St
Ottawa, Kansas

Washburn Towers Phase II

506 S Main St
Ottawa, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Ottawa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ottawa, Kansas

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 490 affordable apartments for rent in Ottawa, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa features 266 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 Ottawa, Kansas

There are 224 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ottawa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ottawa, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ottawa, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.

2021 Ottawa, 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 $555 $613 $808 $1,005 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $552 to $674 $727 to $889 $905 to $1,106 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ottawa, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 490
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 266
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $42,760 ±$4,009
Median Rent $748 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.78% ± 9.15pp
Total Population 12,487

Population and Household Demographics

Ottawa is a city in Franklin County, Kansas with a population of 12,487. There are 4,951 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 40.96% of households in Ottawa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ottawa

The median gross income for households in Ottawa is $42,760 a year, or $3,563 a month. The median rent for the city is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ottawa, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Ottawa.

Area Median Income In Ottawa

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 Ottawa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Ottawa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100

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 Ottawa

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 Ottawa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
80% of Median $39,300 $44,900 $50,500 $56,100 $60,600 $65,100 $69,600 $74,100