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Affordable Housing In Protection
Comanche County, Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Protection

Centennial Court

210 North Lincoln
Protection, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Protection, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Protection, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Protection, Kansas

Protection features 12 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 Protection, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Protection.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Protection, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Protection landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Protection.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Protection, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Protection, 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 $524 $542 $714 $890 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Protection, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $45,833 ±$17,987
Median Rent $394 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 71.92pp
Total Population 502

Population and Household Demographics

Protection is a city in Comanche County, Kansas with a population of 502. There are 178 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 15.73% of households in Protection are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Protection

The median gross income for households in Protection is $45,833 a year, or $3,819 a month. The median rent for the city is $394 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Protection, a household making less than $1,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Protection.

Area Median Income In Protection

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 Protection, the AMI is calculated from all households within Comanche County.

In Protection, 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 Protection

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 Protection

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,600
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