Affordable Housing In Seward County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seward County

Cottonwood Apartments

820 Millwood Ave
Liberal, KS
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Flor De Sol

555 E Pine
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Flor De Sol II

777 E Pine
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Flor De Sol

555 E Pine Street
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Liberty Place

2500 N Grant Ave
Liberal, KS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Southlawn Estates

1015 N Purdue Ave
Liberal, KS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Flor De Sol III

750 E Curtis St
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Cottages of Liberal

2260 Sierra Dr
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Westkan Ltd Apartments, IIi

104 Harold Blvd
Liberal, KS
HCV Welcome

Parklane - Conversion

1401 N New York Ave
Liberal, KS
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Other Housing Authorities located in Seward County

Housing Authority Programs
Liberal Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seward County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 510 affordable apartments for rent in Seward County, Kansas. Seward County features 214 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 296 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seward County.

Seward County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 510
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 214
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $47,134 ±$3,527
Median Rent $664 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.36% ± 6.81pp
Total Population 23,274

Population and Household Demographics

Seward County is a County in Kansas with a population of 23,274. There are 7,480 households in the county with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 32.35% of households in Seward County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seward County

The median gross income for households in Seward County is $47,134 a year, or $3,928 a month. The median rent for the county is $664 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seward County, a household making less than $2,213 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Seward County.1

Area Median Income In Seward 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 Seward County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,100

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 Seward 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 Seward County HUD Rental Assistance in Seward County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Seward County

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

From 1990 to 2012, 7 low income apartment communities containing 312 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Seward 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 Seward County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
60% of Median $25,860 $29,520 $33,240 $36,900 $39,900 $42,840 $45,780 $48,720

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 Seward County is $33,240 a year, or $2,770 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,770 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $831 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% $539 $577 $693 $800 $893 $984
60% $647 $692 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,181
Fair Market Rents in Seward 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
$495 $609 $759 $960 $1,102

Cities In Seward County

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City Listings Served By
Liberal 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberal is the Liberal Housing Authority.
Kismet 0