Affordable Housing In Sedgwick County
Kansas

There are 114 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 7,456 affordable apartments for rent in Sedgwick County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,451 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sedgwick County, HUD housing programs support 1,211 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 5,005 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Sedgwick County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 114
Total Low Income Apartments 7,456
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 506,529
Housing Units 192,961
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $50,657 ±$597
Median Rent $731 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.28% ± 1.43pp

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$506 $598 $787 $1,073 $1,302

Cities In Sedgwick County

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City Listings Served By
Wichita 92 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wichita is the Wichita Housing Authority.
Derby 4 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.