Affordable Housing In Reno County

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Reno County

The Sentney Lofts

126 E 2nd Avenue
Hutchinson, KS
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Wiley Plaza

100 N Main St
Hutchinson, KS
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Link

SW Corner of Sherman & Washington
Hutchinson, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Commerce Gardens

1801 Lyman Street
Hutchinson, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Washington Heights

2700 N Washington Street
Hutchinson, KS

North Park Village Residences

1300 E 33rd Avenue
Hutchinson, KS

Clusters Apartments

1401 E 23rd Ave
Hutchinson, KS

Mission Place

3101 N Plum St
Hutchinson, KS

Tech I

915 E 12th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tech Residential II

906 E 27th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Reno County

Housing Authority Programs
South Hutchinson Housing Authority Public Housing
Hutchinson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Reno County, Kansas

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 978 affordable apartments for rent in Reno County, Kansas. Reno County features 474 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 504 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Reno County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Reno County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 978
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 474
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $45,288 ±$1,549
Median Rent $666 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.54% ± 3.82pp
Total Population 64,058

Population and Household Demographics

Reno County is a County in Kansas with a population of 64,058. There are 25,097 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 32.84% of households in Reno County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Reno County

The median gross income for households in Reno County is $45,288 a year, or $3,774 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Reno County, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Reno County.1

Area Median Income In Reno 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 Reno County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Reno 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 Reno County HUD Rental Assistance in Reno County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Reno County

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

From 1991 to 2011, 14 low income apartment communities containing 412 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Reno 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 Reno County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

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 Reno County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 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% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Reno 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$489 $569 $750 $935 $1,071

Cities In Reno County

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City Listings Served By
Hutchinson 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hutchinson is the Hutchinson Housing Authority.
Arlington 1
Haven 1
South Hutchinson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Hutchinson is the South Hutchinson Housing Authority.
Buhler 0
Abbyville 0
Langdon 0
Nickerson 0
Partridge 0
Plevna 0
Pretty Prairie 0
Sylvia 0
Turon 0
Willowbrook 0
Yoder 0