Affordable Housing In Pratt County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pratt County

Hillside Terrace

414 Watson St Apt A
Pratt, KS
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1 BR

Parrish Lofts

120 W, 4th St. & 6th & Fincham
Pratt, KS
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1-2 BR
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Eastern Townhomes

1500 E 6th St
Pratt, KS
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 107 affordable apartments for rent in Pratt County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 60 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Pratt County, HUD housing programs support 60 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 47 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pratt County, Kansas

Pratt County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 107
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Total Population 9,739
Housing Units 3,902
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $49,550 ±$4,480
Median Rent $638 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.49% ± 8.25pp

Population and Household Demographics

Pratt County is a County in Kansas with a population of 9,739. There are 3,902 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 31.14% of households in Pratt County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pratt County

The median gross income for households in Pratt County is $49,550 a year, or $4,129 a month. The median rent for the county is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pratt County, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Pratt County.1

Area Median Income In Pratt 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 Pratt County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,000

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 Pratt 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 Pratt County HUD Rental Assistance in Pratt County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $43,600
80% of Median $37,000 $42,250 $47,550 $52,800 $57,050 $61,250 $65,500 $69,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pratt County

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

From 1999 to 1999, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pratt 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 Pratt County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $43,600
60% of Median $27,720 $31,680 $35,640 $39,600 $42,780 $45,960 $49,140 $52,320

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 Pratt County is $35,640 a year, or $2,970 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,970 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $891 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% $578 $619 $743 $858 $958 $1,057
60% $693 $743 $891 $1,030 $1,149 $1,268
Fair Market Rents in Pratt 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
$531 $572 $729 $913 $1,243

Cities In Pratt County

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Pratt 3
Byers 0
Coats 0
Cullison 0
Iuka 0
Preston 0
Sawyer 0