Affordable Housing In Scott City
Scott County, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott City, Kansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Scott City, Kansas

Scott City 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 Scott City, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott City, Kansas

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

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

2020 Scott City, 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 $890 $1,159
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $1,043 to $1,275

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Scott City, 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 30.61%
Average Renter Household Size 1.63
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $50,800 ±$7,937
Median Rent $775 ±$245
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.12% ± 14.56pp
Total Population 3,930

Population and Household Demographics

Scott City is a City in Scott County, Kansas with a population of 3,930. There are 1,692 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 30.61% of households in Scott City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scott City

The median gross income for households in Scott City is $50,800 a year, or $4,233 a month. The median rent for the city is $775 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scott City, a household making less than $2,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Scott City.1

Area Median Income In Scott City

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 Scott City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Scott City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Scott City

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 Scott City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400