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Affordable Housing In Seward County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seward County

Cottonwood Apartments

820 Millwood Ave
Liberal, Kansas
2-3 BR

Flor De Sol

555 E Pine
Liberal, Kansas

Flor De Sol II

777 E Pine
Liberal, Kansas

Flor De Sol

555 E Pine Street
Liberal, Kansas

Liberty Place

2500 N Grant Ave
Liberal, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Southlawn Estates

1015 N Purdue Ave
Liberal, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Flor De Sol III

750 E Curtis St
Liberal, Kansas

Cottages of Liberal

2260 Sierra Dr
Liberal, Kansas

Westkan Ltd Apartments, IIi

104 Harold Blvd
Liberal, Kansas

Parklane - Conversion

1401 N New York Ave
Liberal, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seward County, Kansas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 654 affordable apartments for rent in Seward County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Seward County, Kansas

Seward County features 358 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 Seward County, Kansas

There are 296 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seward County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seward County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seward County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Seward County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seward County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $683 and $835.

2020 Seward 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 $495 $609 $759 $960 $1,102
Payment Standard Range $446 to $545 $548 to $670 $683 to $835 $864 to $1,056 $992 to $1,212

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seward County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 654
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 358
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.

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 $52,900

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 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 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 $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Seward County

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