Affordable Housing In Scammon
Cherokee County, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Scammon

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scammon, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Scammon, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Scammon, Kansas

Scammon features 0 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 Scammon, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scammon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scammon, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scammon, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Scammon, 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 $527 $549 $718 $895 $992
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $494 to $604 $646 to $790 $806 to $985 $893 to $1,091

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Scammon, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.4%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $36,389 ±$9,546
Median Rent $675 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14.89% ± 33.39pp
Total Population 454

Population and Household Demographics

Scammon is a City in Cherokee County, Kansas with a population of 454. There are 178 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 26.4% of households in Scammon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scammon

The median gross income for households in Scammon is $36,389 a year, or $3,032 a month. The median rent for the city is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scammon, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Scammon.1

Area Median Income In Scammon

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 Scammon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Scammon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Scammon

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 Scammon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950