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Affordable Housing In Rush County
Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rush County

Washington Heights

1701 Post Rock Dr
La Crosse, Kansas

Crossroads Manor

600 East 16th Street
La Crosse, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Rush County, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Rush County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Rush County, Kansas

Rush County features 16 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 Rush County, Kansas

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rush County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rush County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rush County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Rush County.

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

2020 Rush 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 $587 $714 $1,030 $1,137
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $528 to $646 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,023 to $1,251

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rush County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.4%
Average Renter Household Size 1.78
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $38,854 ±$4,377
Median Rent $539 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.28% ± 11.96pp
Total Population 3,184

Population and Household Demographics

Rush County is a county in Kansas with a population of 3,184. There are 1,486 households in the county with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 21.4% of households in Rush County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rush County

The median gross income for households in Rush County is $38,854 a year, or $3,238 a month. The median rent for the county is $539 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rush County, a household making less than $1,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Rush County.

Area Median Income In Rush 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 Rush County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Rush 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 Rush County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,400 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
80% of Median $38,400 $43,850 $49,350 $54,800 $59,200 $63,600 $68,000 $72,350

Cities In Rush County

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City Served By
Alexander
Bison
La Crosse
Liebenthal
McCracken
Otis
Rush Center
Timken