Affordable Housing In Reno County

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Reno County

The Sentney Lofts

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

The Wiley Plaza

8918 East Bradford Court
Wichita, KS
1-3 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

Porter Commons Apartments

1415 Katie Dr
Hutchinson, KS
HCV Welcome

There are 24 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 949 affordable apartments for rent in Reno County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 474 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Reno County, HUD housing programs support 287 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 475 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Reno County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 949
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 474
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 64,058
Housing Units 25,097
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $45,288 ±$1,549
Median Rent $666 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.54% ± 3.82pp

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$468 $551 $729 $913 $1,040

Cities In Reno County

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City Listings Served By
Hutchinson 19 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