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Affordable Housing In Riley County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Riley County

Brookfield Residences

415 Walters Drive
Manhattan, Kansas

Riley Centre

902 W Walnut St
Riley, Kansas

Willow ridge Apartments

5547 Stone Crest Court Manhattan, KS
Manhattan, Kansas

Prairie View Estate

315 N Park
Ogden, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Riley County, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 226 affordable apartments for rent in Riley County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Riley County, Kansas

Riley County features 72 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 Riley County, Kansas

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Riley County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Riley County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Riley County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Riley County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Riley County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $872 and $1,066.

2020 Riley 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 $752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701
Payment Standard Range $677 to $827 $681 to $833 $872 to $1,066 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Riley County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 226
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $44,437 ±$1,711
Median Rent $884 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.56% ± 3.17pp
Total Population 75,022

Population and Household Demographics

Riley County is a county in Kansas with a population of 75,022. There are 26,467 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 58.25% of households in Riley County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Riley County

The median gross income for households in Riley County is $44,437 a year, or $3,703 a month. The median rent for the county is $884 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Riley County, a household making less than $2,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Riley County.

Area Median Income In Riley 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 Riley County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Riley 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 Riley County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% of Median $42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750

Cities In Riley County

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