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Affordable Housing In Rice County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rice County

Ark River North

439 N. 5th, 206 S. 3rd and 609 N. 6th
Sterling, Kansas

Tumbleweed Apartments

727 Tumbleweed Ct
Lyons, Kansas

Sunset Apartments

520 State St
Little River, Kansas

Golden Plains Apartments

402 Main St
Geneseo, Kansas

Aurora Apartments

102 Sunderland
Chase, Kansas

Park Place

215 S Bell Ave
Lyons, Kansas

Howard L. Miller Sterling Apar

601 E Washington Ave
Sterling, Kansas

Sterling Pha

220 N 3rd St
Sterling, Kansas

Little River Townhomes

125 W Prairie Ave
Little River, Kansas

Lyons Townhomes

610 W Noble St
Lyons, Kansas
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Rice County, Kansas

Rice County features 154 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 Rice County, Kansas

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rice County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rice County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Rice 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 $524 $603 $714 $1,021 $1,180
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $543 to $663 $643 to $785 $919 to $1,123 $1,062 to $1,298

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.

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 $65,600

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 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 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 $13,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,300
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300

Cities In Rice County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Little River
Lyons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyons is the Lyons Housing Authority.
Sterling The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sterling is the Sterling Housing Authority.