Affordable Housing In Sedgwick County
Kansas

115 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sedgwick County

Shadybrook Estates

4925 Shadybrook Lane
Wichita, KS
Income Based
1 BR

Buttonwood Tree Apartments

9211 E Harry St
Wichita, KS
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

The Residences At Linwood

2002 S. Hydraulic Street
Wichita, KS
$375-550
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

French Quarter II

1504 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cimarron Apartments

734 N Ridge Road
Wichita, KS
$550-675
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Windridge Apartments

2502 W Wildwood Ln
Wichita, KS
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Sunnydale Pointe Apartments

600 Block of W. 33rd St. North
Wichita, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Homestead Senior Residences

2101 Tall Tree Rd
Derby, KS
$275-595
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Broadstone Villas

5550 N Lycee St
Wichita, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mohr Place I

Freeman Ln
Wichita, KS
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Sedgwick County

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sedgwick County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 115 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,520 affordable apartments for rent in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Sedgwick County features 2,451 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 5,069 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 115
Total Low Income Apartments 7,520
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $50,657 ±$597
Median Rent $731 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.28% ± 1.43pp
Total Population 506,529

Population and Household Demographics

Sedgwick County is a County in Kansas with a population of 506,529. There are 192,961 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 35.93% of households in Sedgwick County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sedgwick County

The median gross income for households in Sedgwick County is $50,657 a year, or $4,221 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sedgwick County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Sedgwick County.1

Area Median Income In Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County HUD Rental Assistance in Sedgwick County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sedgwick County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 69 low income apartment communities containing 4,899 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sedgwick County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sedgwick County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sedgwick County is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Sedgwick County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372

Cities In Sedgwick County

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City Listings Served By
Wichita 91 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wichita is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Derby 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Derby are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Cheney 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cheney are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Haysville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Haysville are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Mulvane 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mulvane are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Valley Center 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valley Center are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Garden Plain 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden Plain are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Clearwater 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clearwater are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Maize 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maize are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Goddard 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Goddard are the Sedgwick County Housing Authority and Wichita Housing Authority.
Andale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andale is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Bel Aire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bel Aire is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Bentley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bentley is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Colwich 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colwich is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Eastborough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eastborough is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Kechi 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kechi is the Wichita Housing Authority.
McConnell AFB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McConnell AFB is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Mount Hope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Hope is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Oaklawn Sunview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oaklawn Sunview is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Park City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park City is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Viola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viola is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Oaklawn-Sunview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oaklawn-Sunview is the Wichita Housing Authority.