Affordable Housing In Parsons
Labette County, Kansas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Parsons

Parsonian Apartments

1725 Broadway Parsons
Parsons, Kansas
1-2 BR

SavannahPark of Parsons Apartments

224 Reinhart Drive
Parsons, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mendota Creek Apartments

1500 S 25th St
Parsons, Kansas

Plaza Place

2000 Katy Dr
Parsons, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Prairie Meadows Apartments

900 Alice Ave
Parsons, Kansas

Kensington Court Apartments

201 McKnight Dr
Parsons, Kansas

Rainbow End

906 S 13th St
Parsons, Kansas

Class I Homes

301 S 25th St
Parsons, Kansas

Crown Homes of Parsons

1900 Belmont Ave
Parsons, Kansas

Parsons Village Apartments

1100 S 13th St
Parsons, Kansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Parsons, Kansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Parsons, Kansas

Housing Authority Programs
Parsons Housing Authority Public Housing
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Parsons, Kansas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 622 affordable apartments for rent in Parsons, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Parsons, Kansas

Parsons features 319 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 Parsons, Kansas

There are 203 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Parsons.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Parsons, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Parsons landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Parsons.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Parsons, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2022 Parsons, 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
Parsons, Kansas Fair Market Rent $493 $564 $742 $994 $1,023
Parsons, Kansas Payment Standard Range $444 to $542 $508 to $620 $668 to $816 $895 to $1,093 $921 to $1,125

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Parsons, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 622
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 319
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $35,818 ±$4,118
Median Rent $556 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.15% ± 9.39pp
Total Population 10,223

Population and Household Demographics

Parsons is a city in Labette County, Kansas with a population of 10,223. There are 4,148 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 40.96% of households in Parsons are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Parsons

The median gross income for households in Parsons is $35,818 a year, or $2,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Parsons, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Parsons.

Area Median Income In Parsons

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 Parsons, the AMI is calculated from all households within Labette County.

In Parsons, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Parsons

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 Parsons

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Parsons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,700 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Parsons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Parsons AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800