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Affordable Housing In Scott County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County

Pine Village

300 East Nonnamaker
Scott City, Kansas

Pheasant Cove Apt

1407-1408 Myrtle
Scott City, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott County, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Scott County, Kansas

Scott County features 40 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 County, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Scott 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 $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 County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.91%
Average Renter Household Size 1.59
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $51,850 ±$10,573
Median Rent $792 ±$273
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.45% ± 12.28pp
Total Population 4,928

Population and Household Demographics

Scott County is a county in Kansas with a population of 4,928. There are 2,196 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 27.91% of households in Scott County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scott County

The median gross income for households in Scott County is $51,850 a year, or $4,321 a month. The median rent for the county is $792 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scott County, a household making less than $2,640 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Scott County.

Area Median Income In Scott 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 Scott County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,800

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 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 Scott County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850

Cities In Scott County

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