Affordable Housing In Pottawatomie County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pottawatomie County

Cottonwood Oregon T

601 E State St
Westmoreland, KS

Flint Hills Improvement

1300 Flint Hills Pl
Manhattan, KS

Grand Avenue Apartments

311 S Grand Ave
St Marys, KS
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Walnut Hill

505 W Walnut St
St Marys, KS


1200 Chrysler Dr
Wamego, KS

Apartments Towers

300 N 5th St
Manhattan, KS

Lucien Street Apartments

119 W 3rd St
Onaga, KS
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There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,030 affordable apartments for rent in Pottawatomie County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 462 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Pottawatomie County, HUD housing programs support 47 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 568 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Pottawatomie County

Housing Authority Programs
Wamego Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Pottawatomie County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,030
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 462
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Total Population 22,625
Housing Units 8,192
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $60,216 ±$3,348
Median Rent $730 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.34% ± 7.14pp

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 Pottawatomie County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pottawatomie County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 12 low income apartment communities containing 676 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pottawatomie County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pottawatomie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
60% of Median $33,360 $38,160 $42,900 $47,640 $51,480 $55,320 $59,100 $62,940

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pottawatomie County is $42,900 a year, or $3,575 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,575 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,073 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $695 $745 $894 $1,033 $1,153 $1,271
60% $834 $894 $1,073 $1,239 $1,383 $1,526
Fair Market Rents in Pottawatomie County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$722 $727 $944 $1,330 $1,658

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