Affordable Housing In Pittsburg
Crawford County, Kansas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pittsburg

Highland Meadows

902 E Centennial Drive
Pittsburg, KS

Sycamore Village Apartments

2601 N Joplin Street
Pittsburg, KS

Kansas Cmi Housing

2910 N Joplin St
Pittsburg, KS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Knights of Columbus Towers

700 N Pine St
Pittsburg, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Besse Apartments

121 E 4th St
Pittsburg, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Remington Square Apartments

310 S Free King Hwy
Pittsburg, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Pittsburg Seniors, Lp

2608 N Walnut St
Pittsburg, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Stilwell Apartments

707 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Pittsburg

Housing Authority Programs
Pittsburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Ford County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pittsburg, Kansas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,423 affordable apartments for rent in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg features 307 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 Pittsburg, Kansas

There are 1,116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pittsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pittsburg, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pittsburg landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pittsburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pittsburg, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.

2020 Pittsburg, 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 $545 $548 $722 $1,018 $1,055
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $493 to $603 $650 to $794 $916 to $1,120 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pittsburg, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 1,423
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 307
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $32,374 ±$2,470
Median Rent $680 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.06% ± 6.28pp
Total Population 20,382

Population and Household Demographics

Pittsburg is a City in Crawford County, Kansas with a population of 20,382. There are 7,727 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 53.64% of households in Pittsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pittsburg

The median gross income for households in Pittsburg is $32,374 a year, or $2,698 a month. The median rent for the city is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pittsburg, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Pittsburg.1

Area Median Income In Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crawford County.

In Pittsburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950