Affordable Housing In Rice County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rice County

Ark River North

439 N. 5th, 206 S. 3rd & 609 N. 6th
Sterling, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Tumbleweed Apartments

727 Tumbleweed Ct
Lyons, KS

Sunset Apartments

520 State St
Little River, KS

Golden Plains Apartments

402 Main St
Geneseo, KS

Aurora Apartments

102 Sunderland
Chase, KS

Park Place

215 S Bell Ave
Lyons, KS

Howard L. Miller Sterling Apar

601 E Washington Ave
Sterling, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Sterling Pha

220 N 3rd St
Sterling, KS

Little River Townhomes

125 W Prairie Ave
Little River, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Lyons Townhomes

610 W Noble St
Lyons, KS
Accepts Vouchers
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Other Housing Authorities located in Rice County

Housing Authority Programs
Lyons Housing Authority Public Housing
Sterling Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rice County, Kansas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 220 affordable apartments for rent in Rice County, Kansas. Rice County features 154 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 66 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rice County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rice County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 220
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 154
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $48,460 ±$3,795
Median Rent $516 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.65% ± 7.88pp
Total Population 10,014

Population and Household Demographics

Rice County is a County in Kansas with a population of 10,014. There are 3,881 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 24.99% of households in Rice County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rice County

The median gross income for households in Rice County is $48,460 a year, or $4,038 a month. The median rent for the county is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rice County, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Rice County.1

Area Median Income In Rice 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 Rice County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,200

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 Rice 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 Rice County HUD Rental Assistance in Rice 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 $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
80% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $52,950 $57,200 $61,450 $65,700 $69,900
Fair Market Rents in Rice 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
$524 $603 $714 $1,021 $1,180

Cities In Rice County

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City Listings Served By
Geneseo 1
Lyons 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyons is the Lyons Housing Authority.
Sterling 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sterling is the Sterling Housing Authority.
Little River 2
Bushton 0
Alden 0
Chase 1
Frederick 0
Raymond 0