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Affordable Housing In Pottawatomie County

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pottawatomie County

Cottonwood Oregon T

601 E State St
Westmoreland, Kansas

Flint Hills Improvement

1300 Flint Hills Pl
Manhattan, Kansas

Grand Avenue Apartments

311 S Grand Ave
St Marys, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Walnut Hill

505 W Walnut St
St Marys, Kansas


1200 Chrysler Dr
Wamego, Kansas

Apartments Towers

300 N 5th St
Manhattan, Kansas

Lucien Street Apartments

119 W 3rd St
Onaga, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Prairie View

840 Clifton Street
Onaga, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,046 affordable apartments for rent in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Pottawatomie County features 478 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pottawatomie County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $872 and $1,066.

2020 Pottawatomie County, 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 $752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701
Payment Standard Range $677 to $827 $681 to $833 $872 to $1,066 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pottawatomie County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,046
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 478
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.

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 $69,700

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 $15,900 $18,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% of Median $42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750

Cities In Pottawatomie County

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City Served By
Manhattan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manhattan is the Manhattan Housing Authority.
St Mary
St Marys
St. George
St. Marys
Wamego The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wamego is the Wamego Housing Authority.