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Affordable Housing In Russell
Russell County, Kansas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Russell

Village Townhomes

330 E 15th St
Russell, Kansas
Subsidized

Russell Housing

619 E 1st St
Russell, Kansas

Nwkhi Single Family Housing Program

115 W 17th St
Russell, Kansas

Russell September Housing

238 S Lincoln St
Russell, Kansas
Subsidized

Prairie Acres and Parkside Manor

325 N Grant St
Russell, Kansas

Northview Apartments

SW Ash and Iron St
Russell, Kansas
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Russell

Housing Authority Programs
Russell Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Russell, Kansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 146 affordable apartments for rent in Russell, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Russell, Kansas

Russell features 118 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 Russell, Kansas

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Russell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Russell, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Russell landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Russell.

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

2020 Russell, 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 $542 $714 $980 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $882 to $1,078 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Russell, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $37,027 ±$10,628
Median Rent $553 ±$176
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.03% ± 17.45pp
Total Population 4,499

Population and Household Demographics

Russell is a city in Russell County, Kansas with a population of 4,499. There are 1,998 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 26.83% of households in Russell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Russell

The median gross income for households in Russell is $37,027 a year, or $3,086 a month. The median rent for the city is $553 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Russell, a household making less than $1,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Russell.

Area Median Income In Russell

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Russell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Russell County.

In Russell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Russell

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 Russell

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