Affordable Housing In Shawnee County

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shawnee County

Echo Ridge

2010 SE California Ave
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Knightsbridge Apartments

501 SW Franklin Ave
Topeka, KS
Income Based
1 BR

Paradise Plaza I

1110 SE Powell St
Topeka, KS
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Paradise Plaza II

1110 SE Powell St
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Tennessee Town l & ll

1176A SW Lincoln St
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR

Glenn Oaks

1243 SW Western Ave
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Luther Place II

4900 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pioneer Adams Towne Homes I & II

700 SE 21st St
Topeka, KS
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Luther Place I

5000 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR

Landmark Plaza

1000 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Shawnee County

Housing Authority Programs
Topeka Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shawnee County, Kansas

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,656 affordable apartments for rent in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Shawnee County, Kansas

Shawnee County features 2,169 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 Shawnee County, Kansas

There are 3,487 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shawnee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shawnee County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shawnee County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $709 and $867.

2020 Shawnee 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 $590 $598 $788 $1,020 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $538 to $658 $709 to $867 $918 to $1,122 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shawnee County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 5,656
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,169
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $50,378 ±$1,143
Median Rent $738 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.6% ± 2.27pp
Total Population 178,792

Population and Household Demographics

Shawnee County is a County in Kansas with a population of 178,792. There are 71,368 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 35.72% of households in Shawnee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shawnee County

The median gross income for households in Shawnee County is $50,378 a year, or $4,198 a month. The median rent for the county is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shawnee County, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Shawnee County.1

Area Median Income In Shawnee 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 Shawnee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400

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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee County HUD Rental Assistance in Shawnee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,400 $30,200 $33,950 $37,700 $40,750 $43,750 $46,750 $49,800
80% of Median $42,250 $48,250 $54,300 $60,300 $65,150 $69,950 $74,800 $79,600

Cities In Shawnee County

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City Listings Served By
Topeka 66 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topeka is the Topeka Housing Authority.
Rossville 1
Auburn 2
Silver Lake 1
Wakarusa 0
Willard 0