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Affordable Housing In Pottawatomie County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pottawatomie County

Highland Ridge Apartments

509 Stone Dr
Manhattan, Kansas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Birchwood Villas Apartments

5507 Stone Crest Drive
Manhattan, Kansas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Colorado Plaza Senior Apartments

420 Colorado St
Manhattan, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

Garden Grove II

1115 Garden Way
Manhattan, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Garden Grove Apartments

1119 Garden Way
Manhattan, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pheasant Hill Apartments

2825 Vinewood Pl
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Homestead Affordable Wamego

1008 Kaw Valley Park Cir
Wamego, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Tuttle Creek Residences

1300 E Marlatt Ave
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Gardens at Flint Hills

1339 Flint Hills Pl
Manhattan, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Kaylene Court Apartments

1011 14th St
Wamego, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Pottawatomie County

Housing Authority Programs
Wamego Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,030 affordable apartments for rent in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Pottawatomie County features 462 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 Pottawatomie County, Kansas

There are 568 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pottawatomie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pottawatomie County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pottawatomie County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pottawatomie County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,030
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 462
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $60,216 ±$3,348
Median Rent $730 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.34% ± 7.14pp
Total Population 22,625

Population and Household Demographics

Pottawatomie County is a County in Kansas with a population of 22,625. There are 8,192 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 21.94% of households in Pottawatomie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pottawatomie County

The median gross income for households in Pottawatomie County is $60,216 a year, or $5,018 a month. The median rent for the county is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pottawatomie County, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Pottawatomie County.1

Area Median Income In Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,450 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,500 $68,600 $73,700 $78,750 $83,850

Cities In Pottawatomie County

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City Listings Served By
Manhattan 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manhattan is the Manhattan Housing Authority.
Onaga 1
Wamego 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wamego is the Wamego Housing Authority.
Westmoreland 1
St Mary 0
St Marys 2
Belvue 0
Emmett 0
Havensville 0
Louisville 0
Olsburg 0
St. George 0
St. Marys 0
Wheaton 0