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Affordable Housing In Reno County
Kansas

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Reno County

The Sentney Lofts

126 E 2nd Avenue
Hutchinson, Kansas
$340-525
1-2 BR

The Wiley Plaza

100 N Main St
Hutchinson, Kansas
$395-465
1-3 BR

Commerce Gardens

1801 Lyman Street
Hutchinson, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Washington Heights

2700 N Washington Street
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized

North Park Village Residences

1300 E 33rd Avenue
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized

Clusters Apartments

1401 E 23rd Ave
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized

Mission Place

3101 N Plum St
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized

Tech I

915 E 12th Ave
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tech Residential II

906 E 27th Ave
Hutchinson, Kansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Porter Commons Apartments

1415 Katie Dr
Hutchinson, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Reno County, Kansas

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 960 affordable apartments for rent in Reno County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Reno County, Kansas

Reno County features 485 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 Reno County, Kansas

There are 475 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Reno County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Reno County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Reno County landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Reno County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Reno County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $675 and $825.

2020 Reno 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 $489 $569 $750 $935 $1,071
Payment Standard Range $440 to $538 $512 to $626 $675 to $825 $842 to $1,029 $964 to $1,178

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Reno County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 960
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 485
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.

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 $62,600

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 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 $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Reno County

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