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Affordable Housing In Paola
Miami County, Kansas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Paola

Sunrise II

308 N East St
Paola, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sundance II

1010 Industrial Park Drive
Paola, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Lakemary Center

4 Sunrise Cir
Paola, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Applewood Apartments

507 Baptiste Drive
Paola, Kansas

Paola Senior

900 N. Hospital Drive
Paola, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Paola Sundance Apartments

202 Sundance Dr
Paola, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Paola Associates II, Lp

502 N Hospital Dr
Paola, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Maple Vista

307 W Shawnee St
Paola, Kansas

Sunflower Apartments II

1142 E Peoria St
Paola, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Paola

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Paola, Kansas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 339 affordable apartments for rent in Paola, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Paola, Kansas

Paola features 197 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 Paola, Kansas

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Paola.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Paola, Kansas

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

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

2020 Paola, 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 research.

Paola, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 339
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $47,056 ±$10,800
Median Rent $675 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.93% ± 20.96pp
Total Population 5,570

Population and Household Demographics

Paola is a city in Miami County, Kansas with a population of 5,570. There are 2,115 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 38.2% of households in Paola are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Paola

The median gross income for households in Paola is $47,056 a year, or $3,921 a month. The median rent for the city is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Paola, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Paola.

Area Median Income In Paola

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

In Paola, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Paola

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 Paola

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850